Question: Where do I find a company's record of stock splits and dividends?

Answer


Stock Splits generally increase the number of shares outstanding in a corporation and reduce the par or stated value of the shares. However, a corporation can also initiate a reverse stock split. Stock Dividends involve the issuance of additional shares of stock to existing shareholders.  Cash Dividends (usually called dividends) are distributions of the corporation's net income.  

Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including a link to the following suggested resources.   

IntelliConnect: Provides access to the Capital Changes Reporter which provides the data used for computing a security holder's gain or loss from capital changes (stock dividends, stock splits, reorganizations, exchanges, rights and other changes in capital structure).  

Mergent's Events Data: Provides 10 years of corporate dividend information.  Features include indicated annual dividend calculations, dividend distributions and capital gains as well as capital changes such as splits, stock dividends, rights and spin-offs. 

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage:  Provides detailed information about cash and stock dividends as well as splits. You can screen for a dividend amount or % of share price for a specific company.  Go to Screening, Company, Equity Details, Dividends & Splits.

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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018Views:

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