Dividend calculator and history

This tool allows you to calculate an estimate of your dividend payment, based on the number of shares you owned when the dividend was paid.

Dividend History

Dividends are the regular financial returns to shareholders who invest in the company.

When a company earns a profit, it can be put to two uses: either re-invested in the business (called retained earnings), or paid to the shareholders of the company as a dividend. Companies generally retain a portion of their profits and pay the remainder as a dividend. Companies listed on the stock exchange usually pay dividends in line with a fixed schedule, however, the directors may declare a dividend at any time, sometimes called a special dividend, to distinguish it from a regular one. Dividends are usually paid in cash (by cheque or direct into your bank account). They can, however, be in shares in the company, either newly-created shares or existing shares bought in the market.

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