EX-DIVIDEND date this Thursday 25/6/15 a payment of 6.50p paid on 4/8/15 div- information of interest below Dividend information of interest DIVIDEND . helpful information/11 May '15EX-DIVIDEND DATE IS NOW ON A THURSDAYS AND THE RECORD DATE IS THE DAY AFTER FRIDAYS 7AM ON THE EX-DIVIDEND DATE THE SHARE PRICE IS REDUCED BY THE DIVIDEND PAYOUT AMOUNT . IN THIS CASE 6.50P 22/03/15 example of interest below Do I qualify for a dividend, and when will it be paid? To qualify for a dividend payment you must be the owner of shares at the close of business on the working day before the ex dividend date. For example if the ex dividend date is 9th June: You would qualify if you buy/bought shares on or before the 8th June and did not sell before close of business on the 8th. You will not qualify if you buy/bought shares on or after the 9th June. As long as you buy/bought shares on the 8th or before then you can sell the shares on the ex dividend date and still qualify for a dividend. MORE INFORMATION RE DIVIDENDS Guide to Dividends and Income Investing What are dividends? Dividends are payments made by a company from its profits to its shareholders. They are generally paid either twice a year (in an interim and final dividend) or quarterly. Some companies will occasionally make one off payments known as special dividends. Dividend stocks are sought after by income investors and will play a part in a well-diversified stock portfolio. To receive a dividend, you must buy shares in the company concerned prior to, and hold for at least part of, the ex-dividend date; if you were to buy shares on the day itself, you would not be eligible for the dividend. What happens on the ex-dividend date? On the ex-dividend date, the shares will typically fall by the amount of the dividend. If you hold shares in a company and do not realise it's the ex-dividend date this can obviously be quite alarming. It makes sense, however, as new buyers of shares in the company aren't eligible to receive the dividend essentially making the company worth less. What about if I have a spread bet or CFD position open on a company which goes ex-dividend? If you have a position with a spread betting or CFD provider when a company goes ex-dividend they will typically credit (if you are long) or debit (if you are short) the amount of the dividend to compensate for the fall in share price. What about tax on dividends and dividend tax rates? Anyone who receives dividends from UK companies have 10% taken off as taxation before the dividend is paid. Unfortunately, there's no way around this. However, higher rate taxpayers can avoid losing a further 25% to tax by holding the shares in a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) or ISA. What about reinvesting my dividend payments?
Mitie home care probe hit by delay amid damaging allegations over treatment of staff: Mitie's investigation into its home care division is taking longer than expected as the firm tries to get to the bottom of damaging allegations about the way it treated staff
1 Apr '15
Mitie issues profit warning: Outsourcing group Mitie [LON:MTO] issued a profit warning as increased competition for local authority housing maintenance contracts and a tough homecare market meant profits are now lower than expected, sending shares more than 8% lower at one point. The FTSE 250-listed company also said in its pre-close update that the cost of closing its mechanical and electrical engineering business could reach a maximum of £16 million during the year to the end of March Broker Peel Hunt expects overall pretax profits of £95.2 million on revenue of £2.3 billion, giving 20p in earnings per share for the year to the end of March. Market consensus in November last year was for £118 million in pretax profits. The company still has a stable and cash-generative business in long-term maintenance contracts with blue chip clients such as Lloyds Banking Group and hospital trusts. These contracts generate about 85% of group revenue. However, growth could be slow as the half year results showed the order book was down to £8.5 billion from £8.7 billion. Mitie should be able to ride out this tough trading over the long term, but the shares, on 13 times forecast earnings and paying a prospective dividend yield of 4%, hold few attractions. We said avoid the shares back in August 12, at 305.8p, since when they have fallen by 9%. The update showed few signs of a turnaround, so the recommendation remains — avoid. Mitie at 276p-16.4p. Questor Says “Avoid”.
3 Mar '15
Next few days will tell whether MTO underwent a false breakout from its 200 day MA.
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