Has yield craze run its course?

Forge Engineering was belted last week for failing to hand out a massive dividend. Today it was rewarded for not doing so.

Has the yield obsession begun to wane as investors look for growth?

The just completed reporting season bore witness to legions of companies prepared to pay out a greater proportion of earnings just to keep investors onside, with some lifting dividends and payout ratios to dangerous levels even as earnings fell.

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