On behalf of Richard Kinder and the Kinder Morgan management team please accept our apology for the slip in customer service. We were busy today celebrating the all time high and planning for $100 share price that will be achieved shortly. Rest assured that i will have a talk with the telephone operator. If this apology is not sufficient there, are more than a few that would like to buy your shares.
If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend.