help please.. when do you have to own the stock to get the dividend? thanks much
Yes, if you bought today (Jan 22) you could sell tomorrow (Jan 23) and still receive the dividend.
I suggest you buy in early tomorrow after the PPS has been adjusted for the dividend payment (36 cents). CODI is running strong here and likely will recapture most of that difference in a week so you could end up with capital gains.
I sold some 1600 shares today at 6.15 and am holding another 1000. Might sell those if it reaches 16.20. I have buy orders in for 15.75 and 15.70 that I will adjust based on closing price.