Never Miss a Dividend Payment!
There are hundreds of companies that consistently pay dividends in US stock markets. They do not necessarily pay these dividends at the same time and there are certain conditions that need to be fulfilled to be eligible to receive these dividends.
How do you track which companies pay dividends and when?
How much dividend do they pay?
What do you need to do to be able to be eligible for a dividend payment?
But first, what is dividend?
A dividend is the distribution of a company’s earnings to its shareholders and is determined by the board of directors in the dividend payer company. With other words, companies share some of their earnings with their shareholders by paying dividends (often in the form of money).
Long story short, for each dividend payment, there are 2 key dates (apart from other relevant dates).
Pay Date: The day when the company pays dividends.
Ex-Dividend Date: You must purchase your shares before the Ex-Dividend Date and you must be holding them when the market opens on this date, to be able to get the upcoming dividend payment.
Example for Company XYZ that pays quarterly dividends:
Pay Date: 2022-09-20
Ex-Dividend Date: 2022-09-05
If you buy your shares before 2022-09-05, you get the dividend payment from Company XYZ on 2022-09-20. If you happen to buy your shares on the Ex-Dividend Date or any day after, you will not be eligible for the dividend payment on 2022-09-20 but will get the next dividend payment as long as you hold your shares until the next Ex-Dividend Date.
We have developed Share Predictions in a way so that you can easily track upcoming dividend payments from the companies in US stock markets. Dividend Tracker groups companies based on their Ex-Dividend Dates, being either in 1 Week, 1 to 2 weeks, 2 to 3 weeks, 3 to 4 weeks, or more than 4 weeks. By following the list of companies that are about to pay dividends in the near future, you can organize your dividend investments in a more structured way. The Dividend Tracker section also provides information for dividend amount, dividend yield, trailing twelve months dividend, dividend pay out ratio (which fraction of their earnings they pay as dividend), and some more parameters that are relevant to dividend payments.