Goldman returns more to shareholders despite lower earnings

04/18/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Goldman Sachs Group increased its dividend for the first time in six years -- and for the third time since it went public in 1999. The 31% bump in the payout to 46 cents per share, announced Tuesday along with a 23% decline in first-quarter profit, means shareholders will get about $200 million more this year.

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