Notification Service Website - Ex-Div Calendar
The Ex-Div Calendar presents a list of the preferred
stocks and Exchange Traded Debt Securities that, per their prospectus,
should have a dividend declared this month by the issuing company (a
portion of the Ex-Div Calendar for March 2015 is shown below).
The ex-dividend date shown is for the most recently
declared dividend. The list also includes called issues that will pay
their final dividend this month and new issues that should declare
their first dividend this month.
The Ex-Div Calendar is a powerful tool for both buyers
and sellers. There is more upward pressure on the market price of a
preferred stock that is closer to its dividend pay day (the
'ex-dividend date') than an otherwise identical preferred stock that is
further away (this due to the 'time value of money'). So buyers can
often find good prices just after the ex-dividend date passes.
Similarly, market prices tend to be their highest for the
quarter just prior to the ex-dividend date which can provide an
opportunity for those considering selling.
The Ex-Div Calendar, sorted by the ex-dividend date,
shows buyers and sellers which days to check market prices and does so
The Ex-Div Calendar for any month can be generated by
clicking on the corresponding schedule link seen just above the table.