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Comrade Bailey chastises the special dividend at Sainsbury's

By Chris Bailey | Thursday 5 November 2020

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

A rare one for you today as I wrap myself in a red flag and criticise a company juxtaposing a special dividend with job losses. The company in question is Sainsbury (SBRY), where I am actually a loyal shopper and would heartily recommend its online delivery capabilities – which I have tapped for the first time in recent months. However for all its capabilities there, I think it has bogged up with the combination of the announcement of necessarily high profile job losses at the Argos division and the announcement of a special dividend…

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