A dividend is a sum of money paid regularly (typically quarterly) by a company to its shareholders out of its profits (or reserves). Dividends can be nice (see dividend yield) but they also impact the stock price.
  • The declared divided is the amount per share that will be paid out.
  • The dividend yield is the dividend expressed as a percentage of the current share price.
  • An ex-dividend date is the day a stock starts trading without the value of its next dividend payment. If you hold a stock before the ex-dividend date, you are entitled to the declared dividend. If you buy a stock on or after the ex-dividend date you are not entitled to the declared dividend.
  • The dividend payable date is the date it pays out.
Today is T Trade #103's, ex-dividend date. T pays a $0.51 cent dividend on shares owned before today. Yesterday T closed at $32.39 and today it opened at $31.85 or $0.54 cents lower than it closed yesterday. An opening stock price of around $0.51 lower than yesterday's close is to be expected as $0.51 worth of value was removed from the stock in order to pay the upcoming dividend. The dividend is payable on May 1, 2019.

Trading Tide Levels (learn more):
  • Fading High Tide (S&P hit a high of 2896 yesterday and the last Low Tide was 2722 on March 8, 2019)
  • Strong (but weakening) Neap Tide (VIX @ 13.97)

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