Windstream Forms New Holding Company

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3, 2013. The new ownership design will enhance Windstream’s corporate structure and provide greater financial and strategic flexibility in the future. In addition, the new structure mirrors that of other companies in the telecommunications industry. Effective at 4 p.m. EDT today, existing shares of common stock of Windstream Corp.
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A live webcast of the event will be available at . The webcast will be archived on the website for 60 days.
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3 Hold-Rated Dividend Stocks Taking The Lead: WIN, PBI, WRI

However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Highlights from the ratings report include: Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $408.00 million or 2.51% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -2.11%.
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Reminder – Windstream Holdings (WIN) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon


It also includes tax assets with an estimated net present value of about $130 million. Windstream said it would finance the cash portion of the deal and repayment of Iowa’s outstanding debts with debt financing or new bank borrowings.
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Windstream to buy Iowa Tel for $530 million

As a percentage of WINs recent stock price of $8.55, this dividend works out to approximately 2.92%, so look for shares of Windstream Holdings Inc to trade 2.92% lower all else being equal when WIN shares open for trading on 9/26/13. Click here to learn which 25 S.A.F.E. dividend stocks should be on your radar screen or click here to find out which 9 other stocks going ex-dividend you should know about, at Below is a dividend history chart for WIN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Windstream Holdings Inc: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WIN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 11.69% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
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Why Windstream Earnings Could Keep Waning

That results in less tax from dividends, but it also reduces cost basis in shares, potentially adding to capital gains when investors sell. More importantly, the treatment, which Windstream expects to continue this year with 50% to 60% of income being non-taxable, reflects the outsized payout compared to GAAP earnings.
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Will Windstream Stay Firm on Its Supersized Dividend?

Telecom stocks are well-known for their dividends, but Windstream’s 12% yield stands out even among the top dividend payers in the industry. With peers having cut their payouts recently, many investors fear that Windstream could be next in line.
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