Hey all, I just got the dividend in my Scottrade account. It wasn't much (about $13.70 after foreign taxes based on a 100 shares) and it wasn't on all my shares (over 500). I guess you had to have held on to it for at least 2 months prior to the pay date. Anybody know the exact policies on the dividends?
It depends on when you purchased the various stock. There's an in-date set when they choose to pay out dividends. If you are on the books by this date, you get dividends for those stock, which is usually a month or two ahead of the payout month. Of course, buying after this date will not give you rights to those dividends.