When does 44c gets subtracted from the share price?
I have another question (sorry I am a novice investor) I bought the stock on Friday, but since the settlement date may be after the 12th will I still get the dividend since the trade date was prior to the 12th?
The ex date is based on the record date. The record date for ABT is 1/14 so if u buy on 1/11 the trade will settle on the 14th making u a sharehoder of record. Trades on the ex date settle on the 17th because of the weekend and thus no div. Rich
Yes! you're in...no worries as long as you hold it through the 12th you're fine. You could've waited and bought tomorrow and you'd still get it. The deadline to get in is the day before it goes x date.