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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Quarterly Dividend

OSG Suspends Quarterly Dividend

  Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG), a market leader in providing energy transportation services, announced that its Board of Directors has suspended the payment of regular quarterly dividends.  No dividend will be paid in the first quarter of 2012. Commenting on the dividend suspension, Morten Arntzen, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated:  "The downturn in our international flag markets has been deeper and has lasted longer than we anticipated, as evidenced by a fairly tepid winter market.  At the same time, economic uncertainty in the world persists and the banking markets have become more challenging.  Therefore, to preserve liquidity and maintain financial flexibility, the Board suspended the quarterly dividend until further notice.  The Board will reassess the dividend as our markets improve."  

Carnival Increases Quarterly Divident by 25 Percent

Carnival Corporation & plc announced that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 cents per share -- an increase of 25 percent. The dividend is payable on December 9, 2005, to shareholders of record on November 18, 2005. With today’s announcement – combined with previously announced dividend increases in April 2005 and October 2004 – Carnival’s quarterly dividend has doubled in just over 12 months.

Royal Caribbean Declares Dividend

The Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has declared a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share for shareholders of record at the close of business on June 4, 2003, payable on June 27, 2003. This is the 39th consecutive quarter Royal Caribbean's Board of Directors has voted to declare a dividend to shareholders.

Royal Caribbean Declares Dividend

The Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., has declared a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share for shareholders of record at the close of business on December 17, 2001, payable on December 28, 2001. This is the 33rd consecutive quarter Royal Caribbean's Board of Directors has voted to declare a dividend to shareholders.

Caterpillar Maintains Dividend Rate

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  The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy-seven cents ($0.77) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 26, 2015.  “I am pleased to announce we are maintaining Caterpillar’s dividend,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. “Even in this challenging environment

Conrad Declares Dividend

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Conrad Industries, Inc. which provides both repair and new construction services at its five shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on June 14, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 24, 2016. Established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, Conrad Industries designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges

Euroseas Reports Results for the 1Q

Euroseas Ltd. , an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced its results for the First Quarter ended March 31, 2007. For the first quarter of 2007, the Company reported total net revenues of $13.5 million and net income of $9.5 million representing a 45% and 177% increase, respectively, over total net revenues of $9.3 million and net income of $3

General Dynamics Declares Dividend

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  The board of directors of General Dynamics today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 69 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable August 7, 2015, to shareholders of record on July 3. General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding; and communications and information technology systems.

Caterpillar Maintains Dividend Rate

Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Photo credit Caterpillar

The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy-seven cents ($0.77) per share of common stock, payable May 20, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 25, 2016. "Caterpillar’s balance sheet remains strong, and I'm pleased to announce we're maintaining our dividend despite continuing difficult marketplace conditions

DryShips declares first dividend under new policy

DryShips announced that its Board of Directors has decided to initiate a new dividend policy. Under this policy, the Company will pay a regular fixed quarterly dividend of $2.5 million to the holders of common stock. In addition, at its discretion, the Board may decide to pay additional amounts as dividend each quarter depending on market conditions and the Company’s financial performance, over and above the fixed amount.

Diana Containerships in Red, Suspends Dividend

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 Greece-based Diana Containerships Inc. has reported a second-quarter loss of $8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.   The shipping company posted revenue of $8 million in the period.   Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2016 amounted to $13.8 million, compared to net income of $0.4 million for the same period of 2015.    Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, for the six months ended June 30

TEN declares cash dividend

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TEN Ltd. a leading crude, product, and LNG tanker operator, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.546875 per share for its 8.75% Series D Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Shares (the "Series D Preferred Shares"; NYSE; TNPPRD) for the period from November 28, 2016 through February 27, 2017. The dividend will be paid on February 28, 2017 to all holders of record of the Series D Preferred Shares as of the third business day prior to the dividend

Scorpio Tankers Reports 4Q Loss

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 Scorpio Tankers has reported a fourth-quarter loss of $29.7 million or a loss of 18 cents per share.   The shipping company posted revenue of $106.1 million in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts.    Scorpio Tankers sharply reduced its quarterly dividend by 92% to $0.01 from $0.125.   For the year, the company reported a loss of $24.9 million, or 15 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period. Revenue was reported as $522.7 million.  

Frontline Q1 Profit Disappoints

Q1 net result $27.0 million; operating profit $40.8 million.    * Declares quarterly dividend $ 0.15 per share (Reuters poll $0.13 per share)   * Notwithstanding near-term pressure on crude tanker rates, we believe the market will ultimately return to balance as demand for crude oil continues to increase and vessel scrapping will begin to offset the negative effect of newbuilding deliveries  

Nordic American Tankers' Declares 2Q Cash dividend

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  The second quarter 2015 produced better results than the first quarter 2015. So far in the third quarter, we have secured higher average rates than in the two preceding quarters of the year. In 2Q 2015, NAT continued to benefit from both a solid Suezmax tanker market and a top quality fleet (22 vessels in operation in 2Q 2015 and 4 vessels expected to be included later in 2015 and thereafter). Cashflow from operations was $54.5m, compared with $51.0m in 1Q 2015

Tidewater Declares Quarterly Dividend

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  Tidewater Inc. announced that its Board of Directors declared on November 12, 2015, a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock payable December 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on December 4, 2015. Tidewater is the leading provider of Offshore Service Vessels (OSVs) to the global energy industry.

Frontline Reports Strongest 3Q

Frontline has one of the worlds largest fleets of VLCC and Suezmax tankers Credit Frontline

  * Frontline achieved net income attributable to the Company of $17.4 million, or $0.09 per share, for the third quarter of 2015 and net income attributable to the Company of $65.9 million, or $0.42 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  * The long-term charters for the 1995-built Suezmax tankers, Front Glory and Front Splendour, were terminated in September and October, respectively.  The Company received compensation payments of $2.2 million and $1

Fredriksen's Firms See Diverging Fortunes

Rig firm Seadrill sees tough market continuing in 2016. Firms in Norwegian-born billionaire John Fredriksen's empire saw contrasting fortunes on Tuesday, as rig firm Seadrill booked $1.8 billion in writedowns while tanker firm Frontline turned around its fortunes after years of turmoil. The shipping tycoon, nicknamed "Big Wolf" or "Big John" in the shipping industry, controls companies spanning offshore drilling, shipping of oil and dry bulk and salmon farming.

General Dynamics Declares Dividend

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  The board of directors of General Dynamics (today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 69 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable February 5, 2016, to shareholders of record on January 15. The board also provided management with the authority to repurchase an additional 10 million shares of the company's issued and outstanding common stock on the open market. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia

Intelsat Announces Preferred Stock Dividend

Satellite services provider Intelsat S. A. announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.71875 per share, to be paid to holders of its 5.75 percent Series A Mandatory Convertible Junior Non-voting Preferred shares, in accordance with the terms of the preferred shares.   The dividend will be paid on February 1, 2016 to holders of record as of January 15, 2016.   

Tidewater Suspend Dividend

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Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) leading provider of Offshore Service Vessels, announced that its Board of Directors has approved management's recommendation to suspend Tidewater's quarterly dividend and common stock repurchase program.  The dividend and share repurchase program suspension is part of a broader plan of reducing costs and capital expenditures in order to preserve liquidity in an oilfield services market that has been negatively impacted by the precipitous drop in oil prices

Total Proposes 0.61 ‎€ per Share Dividend

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The Board of Directors of Total met on February 10, 2016, and agreed to propose to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 24, 2016, a 2015 annual dividend of 2.44 euros per share, stable compared to the 2014 annual dividend. This corresponds to a fourth quarter 2015 dividend of 0.61 euros per share, unchanged compared to the previous three 2015 interim quarterly dividends. The Board will also propose to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting the alternative for shareholders to receive

Teekay Tankers Misses 4Q Profit forecasts

Teekay Tankers vessel in Port Said Egypt  Courtesy Teekay Tankers

Teekay Tankers Ltd. reported adjusted net income attributable to its shareholders of $48.5 million, or $0.31 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, compared to $18.6 million, or $0.21 per share, for the same period in the prior year. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share.

Caterpillar Maintains Dividend Rate

Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Photo credit Caterpillar

The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy-seven cents ($0.77) per share of common stock, payable August 20, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 20, 2016. “Our balance sheet and operational performance are strong, even after several years of challenging market conditions. We are maintaining an attractive dividend for our stockholders and positioning the company for growth once our

NAT Takes Delivery of Suezmax, Earnings Capacity Up

Courtesy Nordic American Tankers Limited

Nordic American Tankers Limited ("NAT" or "the Company") announced that it today took delivery of a Suezmax vessel, the Nordic Sirius, built at a shipyard in Japan. NAT agreed to purchase four vessels as announced in our press release May 2, 2016. Nordic Sirius is the third of these four vessels. In the course of 30 days, NAT has taken delivery of three vessels. The fourth vessel is expected to be taken over by us within mid-July 2016.  

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