You have to guess a bit because each firm does it different. Usually the dividend will reinvest at the close of market on the day the dividend is credited to your account. It is not uniform and will depend on who your broker is.
Yes but, if you look at the highest 4 payouts this year, total around $6, or average $1.50. Now payout is down to $1.25. So about a 16% decline in payout. Stack that against the high stock price for the year at $60 now down to $19 or about a 68% decline in price. To justify this $19 stock price the payout would have to get to around $2 I think the risk reward is a screaming buy. JMO
continues stock purchase buy back at these low prices. If fed goes in December we may get a dip, but it may already be priced in. Those who wanted out because of potential rate hike most likely are out. JMO