Unedited news and product information from vendors.
Jonathan Greenberg of OCE Interactive in Forbes Blog: Cisco Dividend Wise Decision
Sep 24, 2010 (10:09 AM EDT)
Greenberg says dividend paying companies garnering premium
NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Greenberg, CFA, president and CEO of OCE Interactive, lauded Cisco's decision to begin paying a dividend in his blog post on Forbes.com, Job Well Done, Cisco. OCE specializes in systematic and expectations research and is the developer of the Market Topographer® platform for researching, benchmarking and comparing the valuation of U.S. stocks.
Greenberg, who writes for the Forbes Great Speculations blog, disagreed with those who questioned Cisco's decision. Based on the analysis of OCE's Market Topographer platform, he outlined several key points about companies that pay dividends:
"All else equal, would you rather buy stock of a company expected to grow earnings per share at a rate of 10% a year or of a similar company expected to grow EPS 10% while paying out 25% of its earnings in the form of a dividend? Is that really a tough decision?" Greenberg concluded.
About OCE Interactive
OCE Interactive is a financial services firm specializing in systematic and expectations research and the developer of Market Topographer® (www.markettopographer.com), a platform for researching, benchmarking and comparing the valuation of U.S. stocks. Market Topographer combines systematic and expectations research to help investors, advisors, bankers and analysts rationalize a company's valuation with the current and past experience of other companies and the marketplace. OCE also provides customized research and consulting services for both the buy side and sell side. OCE was founded in 2003 by a team of former bulge-bracket investment bankers, who spent more than six years developing the Market Topographer platform with the goal of bringing risk management more directly into the valuation process. Currently, the company has six patents pending on its technology and an extensive pipeline of additional tools for equity valuation and mergers and acquisitions practitioners. The company is based in New York.
SOURCE OCE Interactive