—F.F.CI Editor Responds: From time to time, our readers ask us for sites offering comprehensive company dividend histories. Most financial Web sites provide news items detailing the specifics behind an upcoming dividend payment. However, using such resources to find this information on a number of companies is time consuming. Luckily, Thomson’s Earnings.com Web site (www.earnings.com) offers this information for free in an easy-to-read format. The site provides the per share dividend amount, the ex-dividend date, date payable, date of record, and date declared for companies listed by calendar date. The site also offers webcasts of presentations to analysts and quarterly conference calls, a history of quarterly earnings announcements and estimates, and historical stock split data.
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