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1Introduction To Dividends Empty Introduction To Dividends Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:54 pm

LSE

LSE
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings to a class of its shareholders. Dividends can be in the form of cash, stock, and less commonly, property. Most stable companies offer dividends to shareholders. Often the stock prices of these financially secure companies do not move much, and dividends are offered as a way to entice, reward and retain investors.

Investing in dividend-paying stocks can be an effective method of building long-term wealth. This guide with introduce dividend terminology and explore the basics of dividends - from how dividends work, to researching, reinvestment and taxes.


Note :
If you are interesting I'd like to share much more information about this topic. please let me know your comments.

Thank You.
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2Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:07 pm

Kumar

Kumar
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Welcome to the forum.
Please share with us what the information you already have.
Thanks

For readers I'm sharing two articles links posted in this forum from Daily Mirror.

http://forum.srilankaequity.com/t25887-dividend-facts-you-may-not-know?highlight=dividend

http://forum.srilankaequity.com/t23069-investing-in-stock-market-how-important-is-dividend-yield?highlight=dividend

3Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:18 pm

jonny

jonny
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
@LSE wrote:A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings to a class of its shareholders. Dividends can be in the form of cash, stock, and less commonly, property. Most stable companies offer dividends to shareholders. Often the stock prices of these financially secure companies do not move much, and dividends are offered as a way to entice, reward and retain investors.

Investing in dividend-paying stocks can be an effective method of building long-term wealth. This guide with introduce dividend terminology and explore the basics of dividends - from how dividends work, to researching, reinvestment and taxes.


Note :
If you are interesting I'd like to share much more information about this topic. please let me know your comments.

Thank You.
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Dear LSE...

Welcome to the forum..Pls publish your article ...
thanks..

4Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:37 pm

LSE

LSE
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
I think above two posts include much description about terms to know and other basics so i will
post much information about

1. Dividend Dates
2. Investing In Dividend Stocks

further...
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5Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:53 pm

LSE

LSE
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Dividend Dates

A corporation's Board of Directors must declare all dividends. Four dividend-related dates are important to this process:

Declaration Date
The declaration date is the date that the dividend is announced by the Board of Directors. The declaration statement includes the size of the dividend, the date of record and the payment date (see below). Once the dividend has been declared, the company has a legal responsibility to pay it.

Date of Record (or Record Date)
Once a company announces a dividend, it sets a date of record on or before which you must be on the company's books in order to receive the declared dividend. On the date of record, the company will determine its shareholders, or "holders of record," and the company will use this date to establish to whom it will send financial reports, proxy statements and other information.

Ex-Dividend Date (or Ex-Date)
After the company sets the date of record, the ex-dividend date is set by either the stock exchange or the National Association of Securities Dealers. If an investor purchases a stock on or after its ex-dividend date, he or she will not receive the declared cash dividend; instead, the seller of the stock will be entitled to that dividend. Investors who purchase the stock before the ex-dividend date will receive the dividend.

For example, stock ABC recently announced a cash dividend with an ex-dividend date of May 5, 2013. If you purchase 100 shares of ABC stock on May 5, 2013 (on or after the ex-dividend date) you will not receive the dividend; the person from whom you bought the shares will receive the dividend. If, however, you purchase the shares on May 4, 2013 (before the ex-dividend date) you will be entitled to receive the next dividend. The ex-dividend date for stocks is typically set two business days before the date of record. A stock's price may increase by the dollar amount of the dividend as the ex-date approaches. On the ex-dividend date, the exchange may reduce the price per share by the dollar amount of the dividend.

Note: Procedures for non-cash dividends are a bit different. For example, if a company pays a stock dividend, the ex-dividend date is set the first business day after the stock dividend is paid.

Payment Date (Payable Date)
The payment date is the scheduled date on which a declared dividend will be paid. Only shareholders who owned the stock before the ex-dividend date are entitled to the dividend.

The following table illustrates an example of the relationship between these important dividend-related dates:

Introduction To Dividends Ex-div10


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6Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:21 pm

Redbulls

Redbulls
Director - Equity Analytics
Director - Equity Analytics
Welcome to the forum mate.
Thanks for sharing and hope more to come from you.

7Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:58 pm

nihal123

nihal123
Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
@LSE wrote:A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings to a class of its shareholders. Dividends can be in the form of cash, stock, and less commonly, property. Most stable companies offer dividends to shareholders. Often the stock prices of these financially secure companies do not move much, and dividends are offered as a way to entice, reward and retain investors.

Investing in dividend-paying stocks can be an effective method of building long-term wealth. This guide with introduce dividend terminology and explore the basics of dividends - from how dividends work, to researching, reinvestment and taxes.


Note :
If you are interesting I'd like to share much more information about this topic. please let me know your comments.

Thank You.
study study study
Welcome to the forum Laughing

8Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:48 pm

K.Haputantri

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Co-Admin
Welcome to the forum, LSE. I appreciate your valuable contributions.

9Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:37 pm

SL.Market

SL.Market
Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
@LSE wrote:A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings to a class of its shareholders. Dividends can be in the form of cash, stock, and less commonly, property. Most stable companies offer dividends to shareholders. Often the stock prices of these financially secure companies do not move much, and dividends are offered as a way to entice, reward and retain investors.

Investing in dividend-paying stocks can be an effective method of building long-term wealth. This guide with introduce dividend terminology and explore the basics of dividends - from how dividends work, to researching, reinvestment and taxes.


Note :
If you are interesting I'd like to share much more information about this topic. please let me know your comments.

Thank You.
study study study

Thank You

Expect more

10Introduction To Dividends Empty Re: Introduction To Dividends Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:41 pm

Slstock

Slstock
Director - Equity Analytics
Director - Equity Analytics
Welcome and keep up the good posts.

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