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What time can you sell shares to qualify for the dividend?


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2014-05-21 09:00:37
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You can sell shares to qualify for the dividend on or after the ex-date (ex-dividend date), which will be announced the company

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Preferred shares are entitled to the promised dividend, regardless of the company's dividend policy. If the company chooses not to pay a dividend in a given quarter, the amount owed accumulates and must be paid to the holders of the preferred shares before any dividends are paid to common shareholders. The payment is, therefore, cumulative over time if not paid.

stockholders can sell their shares in the company at any time.

When a private company has shareholders, the profit, or some portion of it for distribution, is declared a dividend by the company's operators or directors. The amount of the profit is divided by the number of outstanding shares at the time of dividend declaration. Everyone holding a share receives that amount of money or other consideration as the company may deem appropriate. For example: A company has a $2 million profit and declares a dividend of $1 million. The other $1 million stays in retained earnings. If the company has 1 million outstanding shares, shareholders receive $1 per share. If you hold 1000 shares, your part of the dividend is $1000. Sometimes companies hand out extra shares instead of cash dividend checks.

An investor selling stock short has to first borrow the stock from his brokerage house. Brokerage houses in this lending process are effectively crating additional to an original float shares. Since the numbers of shares increases and companies pay dividends on the number of shares they issued - and not the additional shares created by lending and shorting, the holders of short positions are responsible for additional dividend payments. The amounts equal to dividends paid on the number of shares they are short is withdrawn from their accounts. Thus, the dividend paying stock has to go down more then the amount of dividends in a given time for a short-position holder to be profitable.

Dividends are payments made by a corporation to its shareholder members. When a corporation earns a profit or surplus, that money can be put to two uses: it can either be re-invested in the business (called retained earnings), or it can be paid to the shareholders as a dividend. Many corporations retain a portion of their earnings and pay the remainder as a dividend. For a joint stock company, a dividend is allocated as a fixed amount per share. Therefore, a shareholder receives a dividend in proportion to their shareholding. For the joint stock company, paying dividends is not an expense; rather, it is the division of an asset among shareholders. Public companies usually pay dividends on a fixed schedule, but may declare a dividend at any time, sometimes called a special dividend to distinguish it from a regular one. Dividends are usually settled on a cash basis, as a payment from the company to the shareholder. They can take other forms, such as store credits (common among retail consumers' cooperatives) and shares in the company (either newly-created shares or existing shares bought in the market.) Further, many public companies offer dividend reinvestment plans, which automatically use the cash dividend to purchase additional shares for the shareholder.

The person whose name is written on the dividend received book at the time of announcement of divident shall receive the dividend no matters who has the actual dividend paper at the time of announcement date.

Stockholders can sell their shares in the company at any time.

Time shares are often seen as a scam and are unfortunately difficult to sell on your own so it may be helpful to turn to a local specialist on the matter. I would encourage you to consult a nearby investment advisor for options on how to sell the time share before trying other venues such as Ebay, etc.

The difference between a passive and an active dividend policy lies in the amount of time between dividend disbursement. In a passive dividend policy, dividends are given when the company decides it is time. With an active dividend policy, dividends are disbursed at regular intervals.

You can sell your business to your spouse and if she is a minority, then she may be eligible for a minority business loan. You must ask the loan officer if the person has to be the owner for a certain amount of time before they qualify for the loan.

It's actually called a call option. I will provide you with a definition I just found for this, and some additional tips on options trading. - - - - - The option to sell shares is a put. The option to buy them is a call.

You have three options once the vesting period is over. You can buy shares at their vested value and hold them for a long time, you can buy shares at their vested value and then sell them after the waiting period (if applicable), or you can buy shares at their vested value, keep some and sell the rest. Good luck!

dividend will affect the cash flow when actual cash is paid and not at the time of declaration of dividend.

What are you trying to qualify for?

I can qualify for university any time I want.

Data: current dividend= 1 Growth = 4% time period= 3 years solution dividend for first year= 1*(1+0.04) Expected Dividend for first year= 1.04 dividend for second year= 1.04(1+0.04) Expected dividend for the second year =1.082 dividend for third year= 1.082(1+0.04) Expected Dividend for Third Year = 1.124

[Debit] Dividend expense [Credit] Dividend payable 2nd entry at time of payment Debit Dividend payable Credit Cash

They qualify for champions league 99% of the time !

it is a preference shares which willbe converted compulsory into equity shares after a stipulated time

Yes, it can take a long time to sell your time share. This is especially the case in the current economy. Time shares are generally a poor investment, so should you attempt to sale yours, you must be patient.

If you want to earn more money, you can either get another, or a better paid job, or you could invest in company shares, which means you will buy a small portion of a company, and as the company grows and gains profit, the value of your shares will raise. Shares are very likely to not be steady, meaning that they will go up and down in value. It is up to you, or your financial adviser to sell your shares at the best possible time to make as much profit as you can. (Of course if you use a financial adviser, he/she will take some of the profit). However when investing in shares, you want to ensure that the company you are investing in is stable, and will not bankrupt or decrease the value of it's shares unexpectedly. The whole point of shares is to buy them when they are cheep, wait for them to gain value, and then sell them at the right time to gain the maximum possible profit from them.

The journal entries for different time periods are recorded as the following: 1 - When the dividend is declared: [Debit] Retained Earnings XXXX [Credit]Dividend Payable XXXX 2 - When the dividend is paid: [Debit] Dividend Payable XXXX [Credit] Cash/bank XXXX

Yes. You should consult with the attorney who is handling the estate to determine the proper time and form for the transfer.

There are a few ways. The most common is to buy it from a broker. There are many kinds, among them being "traditional" brokers (a person in a suit who researches stocks, finds ones he or she thinks are good investments, and makes sale or purchase recommendations based on an investor's goals, financial condition and aversion to risk), "discount" brokers (a person in a suit who sells you stocks you picked out yourself), and "online" brokers (an Internet-based company you establish an account with, then log on to buy or sell stocks yourself--this is kinda like a discount broker except no suits are worn). There are also direct stock plans. A company can register with the SEC to sell stock directly to investors. A lot of the time this falls under what's called a dividend reinvestment plan--instead of sending you a check for your dividend payment, the company uses the money to buy you more shares. The advantage of this to you is your portfolio grows on a regular basis. The advantage to them is increased investor loyalty. The disadvantage to you is if you have 10,000 shares of Coke stock and want to diversify, you can't call the DRP desk at Coke and ask them to get you some Caterpillar stock this time--they can sell you Coke shares, nothing else.

ATM equity offering is an alternative way of raising capital by issuing equity through existing secondary markets over a period of time.Basically issuer gets in agreement with a sales agent (generally investment banks) to sell specified number of shares over the period of time. Issuer has the flexibility of issuing any number of shares during that time frame unlike traditional equity issuance where certain number of shares has to be issued at the time of issuance.The flexibility of timely issuance of shares helps issuer to match its demand of capital with the supply by controlling the number of shares issued. Additionally it reduces the volatility of stock price by avoiding issuance of large number of stocks at the time of high market price of share and little or no issuance at the time when market price of shares is low.Nitin

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