Did anyone see the latest Barron's (dividend payment boost section) that stated that Barclay's dividend was raised from .064299 to .218484 (quarterly dividend I presume) with the dividend to be paid on 3/15/13? If true, this is encouraging.
Nothing will help this stock or any other when the big crash comes soon. They will all be espousing "Sell in May and Go Away" and the market will come down like a meteor in Siberia! The market is way too high for the economic conditions worldwide as it is and when the crash comes . . . be short or on the sidelines!
Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.87 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.32%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 20th.
Thank you for quoting this. Now, can we get back to a real world and stop deluding ourselves that this is a high yield dividend stock?
0.87 annualized is assuming that it will continue paying .22 in each quarter. If you look back at div history you will see that it paid .22 in Feb 2013 and .16 in Feb 2012, but all other quarters were 6 cents each. You add it up and you get yourself a roughly 2% annual dividend yield. Not stellar at all.