$1.61 per share dividend for those on record at the close of trading tomorrow 9-26
let me make sure I understand this. AEO is paying a $1.61 per share dividend for all shares owned at the end of trading Wednesday? If so, at today's close, that's about a 7.5% one day return. Hmmm, I like the stock and really like the $1.61.
The last day to buy the stock in order to get the divi was last Friday 9/21, the day before the ex-divi date which was yesterday 9/24. The record date is always 2 days after the ex-divi date which is tomorrow 9/26 as you stated. Did you buy today just to get the divi? If so, you're too late for the divi.