Dividend Announcements: With our dividends data you get detailed information on all new dividend announcements, and updates to existing dividend announcements, for global equities from 160+ exchanges, as well as 31,000+ mutual funds in the USA as far back as 2003. The data includes:
Dividend record date
Dividend payment date
Ex dividend date
Gross & net amounts
Details of all currencies in which a dividend can be paid
Dividend Forecasts: In addition to historical dividends paid, and announcements of new dividends, we also offer Dividend Forecasts on 40,000+ global security listings. Algorithmically analyzed and manually fine-tuned by human analysts, our Dividend Forecasts predict how often, when, and how much the listing will pay out in dividends over the coming 24 months. The dividend forecasting process is both algorithmic and manual, and consists of:
Meticulously research of our global corporate actions data going back to 2012 to build up patterns of dividend payments, identifying changes in shares in issue (through rights issues, consolidations, bonus issues and subdivisions) and recording various types of disbursements.
Combining algorithmic calculations with input from a team of human analysts, the process continues by inspecting dividend history, incorporating changes to the issued share capital, identifying patterns, and calculating individual forward amounts and dates two (2) years ahead.
Where a clear pattern cannot be identified (e.g. due to a recent change in the fiscal year-end date, a resumption or cut of dividend, or alteration in the dividend payment pattern) the security is flagged for human analysts to research further and make a manual forecast.
Finally, forecasts are constantly checked and amended to ensure the results are reasonable and consistent with industry, geographic and political influences.
The result? Roughly 70% of algorithmic Dividend Forecasts are exact or within 1-10% variance, and 80% of manual Dividend Forecasts are exact or within 1-10% variance.
Dividend Flag (Special, Capital Gain, Interest, Interim & Final)
Status (Paid, Declared & Estimate)
Coverage: Our Dividend Announcements include data from over 160 exchanges worldwide (download list). For Dividend Forecasts, we cover a subset (download list).
History: Dividend Announcements history goes as far back as 2003. Dividend Forecasts go back to 2012.
Updates: Dividend Announcements are updated 3 times a day (e.g. after the close in Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and the Americas). We provide a "master file" that includes all of the requested data as of that date. Then assuming you subscribe to updates going forward, we provide a "delta file" each day going forward with only the changes to the "master file". A full refresh is available upon request. Dividend Forecasts are updated daily.
Delivery: Dividend Announcements are delivered via download in several delimited text formats, XML or Variant Length Message Tagged Data (ISO 15022 MT 564 & 568). You may also access Dividend Announcements data via your web browser and receive daily emails of new announcements for instruments in your portfolios and your selection of events. For Dividend Forecasts, you may obtain data via download, web browser, or API.