TWGP Tower Group, Inc.

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  • TWGP
  • Price as of: Sep 12, 08:55 PM EST
  • $2.23
  • +$0.16
  • +7.7%
  • Industry
  • Property & casualty insurance
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TWGP Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    0.00% Financial Average 4.20%
  • Annual Payout
    $0.00  
  • Payout Ratio
    NM EPS $0.00
  • Dividend Growth
    No Payout Increase Last Year
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DARS Rating™ Breakdown

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Relative Strength Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock is slightly underperforming.
Overall Yield Attractiveness Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock's dividend yield is above average.
Dividend Reliability Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking This rating is related to the length and consistency of a company's dividend payouts, as well as our opinion on how likely the company is to continue payouts in the future.
Dividend Uptrend Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Dividend payouts are consistent, but increases small.
Earnings Growth Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Earnings estimates have been cut slightly.
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Growth History

TWGP Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for TWGP 9.9% -31.0% No Payout Increase Last Year
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

TWGP Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.5175 2013 -31.0%
$0.7500 2012 9.1%
$0.6875 2011 76.3%
Historical Dividend Data

TWGP Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.1650 2013-08-06 2013-09-05 2013-09-09 2013-09-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1650 2013-05-07 2013-06-06 2013-06-10 2013-06-21 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2013-01-30 2013-02-12 2013-02-14 2013-02-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2012-11-06 2012-12-06 2012-12-10 2012-12-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2012-08-01 2012-09-06 2012-09-10 2012-09-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2012-05-03 2012-06-07 2012-06-11 2012-06-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2012-02-01 2012-03-08 2012-03-12 2012-03-23 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2011-11-03 2011-12-14 2011-12-16 2011-12-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2011-08-04 2011-09-08 2011-09-12 2011-09-23 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1875 2011-05-05 2011-06-09 2011-06-13 2011-06-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1250 2011-02-25 2011-03-11 2011-03-15 2011-03-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1250 2010-10-22 2010-12-09 2010-12-13 2010-12-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1250 2010-08-06 2010-09-08 2010-09-10 2010-09-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2010-04-27 2010-06-10 2010-06-14 2010-06-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2010-02-04 2010-03-11 2010-03-15 2010-03-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2009-10-30 2009-12-10 2009-12-14 2009-12-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2009-08-05 2009-09-10 2009-09-14 2009-09-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2009-05-07 2009-06-11 2009-06-15 2009-06-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2009-03-02 2009-03-12 2009-03-16 2009-03-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2008-11-06 2008-12-11 2008-12-15 2008-12-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2008-08-07 2008-09-11 2008-09-15 2008-09-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2008-04-24 2008-06-12 2008-06-16 2008-06-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2008-03-05 2008-03-12 2008-03-14 2008-03-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2007-11-07 2007-12-12 2007-12-14 2007-12-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2007-08-02 2007-09-12 2007-09-14 2007-09-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2007-05-03 2007-06-13 2007-06-15 2007-06-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2007-02-22 2007-03-13 2007-03-15 2007-03-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2006-10-26 2006-12-13 2006-12-15 2006-12-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2006-07-27 2006-09-13 2006-09-15 2006-09-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2006-04-27 2006-06-13 2006-06-15 2006-06-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2006-02-22 2006-03-13 2006-03-15 2006-03-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2005-11-04 2005-12-13 2005-12-15 2005-12-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2005-08-05 2005-09-13 2005-09-15 2005-09-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2005-04-28 2005-06-13 2005-06-15 2005-06-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2005-02-28 2005-03-11 2005-03-15 2005-03-25 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2004-11-24 2004-12-13 2004-12-15 2004-12-23 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

TWGP Company Profile

Exchange: NASDAQ
Sector: Financial

Towers Group, Inc.-(TWGP)-provides a range of specialized property and casualty insurance products and services to small to mid-sized businesses and individuals in the northeast United States. It operates in three segments: Insurance, Reinsurance, and Insurance Services. The company has a strategic relationship with CastlePoint Holdings, Ltd. Tower Group was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Tower Group, Inc. News

  • Market Wrap-Up for Dec. 26 - Investing Myth: Dividend Stocks Are Always Safe

    As we have pointed out numerous times at Dividend.com, dividend stocks can provide a conservative and safe investment for your portfolio. But while dividend stocks are typically more safe than their peers, that does not exclude them from risks and losses.

    The Safety of Dividends

    In many cases, a company paying a dividend is a good sign of the firm's strength and stability. For one thing, a dividend payment cannot be faked; a company can use all the accounting tricks in the book to make a quarter or year seem better than it truly was, but there is no substitute for a cold hard cash payout to shareholders. Second, firms that do pay a dividend are typically more stable, as they are comfortable paying out their retained earnings to investors rather than putting that money back into the company. Having said all that, investors sometimes get the perception that dividend stocks are always safe; this is simply not the case. Dividend stocks are still susceptible to risks both inside the company as well as from the market overall. A perfect example comes from Tower Group, In. (TWGP) this year. The firm pays out a handsome yield of 23% (a red flag in some cases), which has likely attracted  a number of investors, but its performance in 2013 has burned anyone who held a long position.

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    As the chart above displays, TWGP has been getting walloped in the second half of 2013 and is, in fact, the worst performing dividend stock this year, losing more than 80% of its value. While the stock may have seemed safe (especially throughout the first half of the year), its dividend did not exclude it from major losses and risk.

    The Takeaway

    The underlying point that dividend investors should take away is that while dividend stocks are often more safe than their non-dividend paying peers, that does not hold true in every situation. As we have stressed before, investors need to look beyond the dividend to ensure that their investment lines up with their risk appetite and portfolio objectives, and always remember that every investment comes with some degree of risk, whether it pays a dividend or not. Thanks for reading! Be sure to check us out on Twitter @dividenddotcom. We will see you tomorrow.
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