Looks like the same thing one of my taxable accts did, looks like they might have some kind of withholding, which sometimes happens on taxable dividends, but shouldn't on RoCs.
I've seen deals before where there were slight differences due to different dates used to convert currencies. but this is a so much bigger and identical to mine (per share), so I'm guessing an error in classification. Not the first time ETrade has struggled with NE's Swiss, return-of-capital divi method.
A phone call will be in order.
Date posted: 08/19/2010 Amount: $2,157.79 Description: ***NOBLE CORPORATION US LISTED CASH DIV ON 4000 SHS REC 08/09/10 PAY 08/19/10
Date posted: 08/19/2010 Amount: $500.91 Description: ***NOBLE CORPORATION US LISTED RTN OF CAPTL 4000 SHS REC 08/09/10 PAY 08/19/10
Hey petro and pismier thanks for your responses. I called Fidelity and they said the div amount is based on company earnings. The ROC distribution is the dollar amount minus expenses as the company didn't make as much as projected. I tried to get down as much as I could,so not exact. I can only assume that Fidelity would be correct regarding tax laws.