goes ex-div tomorrow I believe
one huge disclaimer: I"m going by the yahoo data on key stats page. Haven't checked my broker. boy will I be pissed if yhoo's data is wrong.
no problem. bought at 51 yesterday and 50.8 today.
Do you have to purchase the stock one or two days before the ex-div date to receive the dividend? I always thought 1 day but I've read conflicting statements.Rgs,Greg M.
basically if you buy today, the record date is 8/14 for the purchase and record date for the divy. T+3 settlement of today's buy is friday.
today is the last day to buy to get the divy. Tomorrow it trades ex-div meaning you buy shares but don't get the divy until the next one comes around. So buy today or you lose out