Before lawmakers compromised on the measure, finance professor Aswath Damodaran expected that high-yielding dividend stocks could be among the worst hit and could suffer double-digit percentage declines if higher tax rates took effect. For the most part, dividend stocks have shrugged off the news, as the increase was far less than the 39.6% rate that previous law would have implemented. Nevertheless, as lawmakers continue to debate possible further tax increases, shareholders need to be aware of the risk.
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The article 3 Risks Windstream Has to Overcome originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Dan Caplinger.
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