Walmart Moves Dividend Forward
Walmart (WMT) moved their next dividend payment forward from early January 2013 to December 27, 2012. They did this to be help shareholders receive the payments before potential tax increases due to the fiscal cliff. There's too many tax issues that they just don't see getting resolved so they moved the payment forward. Other companies have announced plans to make their dividend payment earlier, but Walmart is by far the biggest company so far.