Oops, just read the rest of the thread, you have to be a shareholder of record by October 28th... So if you've bought shares that haven't cleared by then you're probably out. Someone here posted that ex-dividend date is two days before the shareholder-by date. That's probably the right formula yet it would be nice if the company's pr gave the actual date.
Do you understand what ex-dividend date is?
You gave the poster wrong info...it could cost him serious money.
Here is the definition.
Ex-dividend date: the first day that new buyers are not entitled to collect the next dividend. The ex-dividend date is usually two business days before the "shareholders of record" date (business days are days when New York City banks are open, not stock market days).
That is not the same as the dividend pay date.
Have a great day.
PANAMA CITY, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (Bladex) (BLX), announced today a quarterly cash dividend of US$0.30 per share corresponding to the third quarter 2013.
The cash dividend was approved by the Board of Directors at its meeting held October 15, 2013, and is payable November 6, 2013 to the Bank's stockholders as of the October 28, 2013 record date.
I am always amazed with the confusion over the dividends. I agree with your estimate but my fidelity software shows the 24th of October. Good of you to pass along that info to others. I am looking to start another contest. I believe that is how I ended up making some nice $s of this stock. Thanks!!!