Shareholder meeting for DTE.DE was yesterday. Today is ex-dividend date in Germany, hence the drop in price. Don't know why DT US, which already had its adjustment, would follow suit, except for the artificially induced fears surrounding Greece and the presumed danger of contagion. We may have to call the doctor.
Its a good question. There was a big divergence in this past week...do investors in the 2 countries view / treat dividends differently? It looks obvious that smart money should short DTE.DE and buy DT....as the big arbs play this game DT should begin to approach $13.