The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Bryan Hinmon and Catherine Baab-Muguira, discuss the top business and investing stories.
In this segment, the analysts discuss the latest special dividend announcement in a series, this one coming from Costco (Nasdaq: COST ) ; the payout will be about $3 billion. We hear about why so many companies are making these special dividend payouts ahead of the impending potential fiscal cliff at the end of the year, and we look at a couple companies that have a lot of cash on the balance sheet that our analysts would like to see special dividends from.
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