In stock investing, the primary way to make money is through stock price appreciation. This simply means the price increase, over time, of a company’s stock.
In addition stock price appreciation, receiving Dividend income is another valid way to earn money in stocks. This is the reason why investors should also consider the Dividend Yield and Dividend Payment History of a company when choosing which stocks to invest in.
We provide below relevant links to the Dividend Yield information of select stocks in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Click each link to access important information regarding the payment history of these dividend-paying stocks in the PSE.
Dividend Yield and Dividend Payment History of PSE Stocks
Click the link below to access the Dividend information of the following stocks.
What is Dividend Yield?
The Dividend Yield is a percentage showing the dividend returns earned by an investor, computed as:
- Total Dividends Paid / Stock Price (Dividends divided by the company’s stock price)
Total Dividends may include regular and special dividends. Regular dividends are typically paid at a specific time of the year, while special dividends are non-recurring and distributed only in specific instances, such as when the company is experiencing profitability.
Important Dates related to Dividend Payments
Here are important dates that you need to know related to dividend distribution:
|Date||What It Means|
|Declaration Date||The company's announcement or declaration date that it will be distributing dividends|
|Ex-Date||Also called "Ex-Dividend Date," this is the first day a buyer of a stock is NOT entitled or is EX-cluded from receiving dividends|
|Record Date||The date a stockholder should be "recorded" in the books of the company to be eligible to receive dividends|
|Payment Date||The date dividends are actually paid to eligible shareholders|
Take note that stock prices typically rise from the time the dividend was announced (Declaration Date) until the Ex-Date (the first day when buying a stock does NOT entitle the buyer to the dividends).
Stock prices would fluctuate and possibly rise right before the Ex-Date because investors are scrambling to buy the stock in order to be entitled to receive dividends. Historically, as well, stock prices start to decline from the Ex-Date onwards since those who bought the stock, just to receive dividends, start selling it because they have already earned the right to receive the dividends.
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