bruce - as arb already stated, EPD announced in october they would increase the next 4 quarters by .01 per quarter. the one thing i do know is yahoo is often incorrect. am sure you both know EPD pays a distribution. the formal declaration by the bod is likely to be on either 30 or 31 january as the bod meets on the 29th and 30th.
Distribution announcement season starts mid January. Nobody will be announcing during the holiday period.
However in EPD's case, they already announced this distribution last quarter.
Amount is 0.66, ex-date is Jan 29th. I didn't note the payable date but it will be somewhere around Feb 7-11th (they are always one of the first in the pack of distributions, a few days before most of the others).
The CURRENT distribution was paid in November. The next distribution will be paid in February. The Yahoo numbers are often incorrect. Go to the EPD website and you can look at the historical declaration dates. FYI - They already announced the amounts for the next 4 distributions several months ago. Increases of .01 per quarter or a total increase of .10 this year. It is possible that there will be a special distribution as well. That would be in even cent increments and if it happens paid in Q3 (November).
If you do not know how to look this up, here is how - two ways. On the quote page go to HISTORICAL PRICES. For there you can get the amounts and dates distributions were paid. The other way is to go to PROFILE and click on the EPD company link. That will take you to where you can look at all the company news and press releases.
Recent history has the EPD distribution to record holders on or about the 31st of the month. The ex-distribution date is 3 days earlier. The announcement of the distribution often comes on a Friday, say the 11th or 18th of January.