Investing can be a confusing and overwhelming undertaking.
With some much jargon it's often difficult to understand the information needed to make wise investment decisions
So we have created this glossary of investment terms to assist your understanding.
- What is the PE ratio?
- How can I find cheap shares?
- How is the dividend yield calculated?
- What's the difference between dividend yield and annualized yield?
- What is Market Cap?
- What does Mark-to-Market mean?
- What is day trading?
- What is a dividend?
- Forecast dividend Increase
- What does "Ex-Dividend" mean?
- Consecutive Annual Dividend Increases
- What is the OptimizerMax tool?
- What is the CountdownMax tool?
- What is the GeneratorMax Tool?
- What does cum dividend mean?
- The FTSE Quarterly Review
- What is the record date?
- What is Dividend Declaration?
- What is DRIP?
- An overview of dividend dates
- What is an ETF?
- What does CAGR stand for
- What are futures?
- What are Options?
- What does Fiduciary Duty mean?
- What is Shorting?
- What does going long mean?
- What is a share split?
- What is a Long-only fund?
- What is a long-Short fund?
- What is a rights issue?
- What is a share buyback?
- What is a Government Bond?
- What is a corporate bond?
- What is an ISA?
- What is the bid price?
- What is the offer price?
- What does Blue chip mean?
- What is the spreadbetting series?
- What is the spreadbetting price?
- What is the spreadbetting dividend?
- What is the spreadbetting level?
- What is the spreadbetting margin factor?
- what is the spreadbetting margin requirement?
- What is the spreadbetting yield?
- What is an IMS?
- Why does the FTSE 100 list more than 100 shares?
- What is dividend cover?
A final dividend of 10.4p per share has been recommended by the Directors and if approved by shareholders will be paid on 13 December 2019. The final ordinary dividend will be payable to shareholders whose names are on the register at the close of business on 8 November 2019. Shares in the Company will be quoted ex-dividend on 7 November 2019. The dividend reinvestment plan ('DRIP') election date is 22 November 2019.Read more
Whitbread's dividend policy is to grow the dividend broadly in line with earnings across the cycle. An interim dividend of 32.7 pence per share (H1 FY19: 32.7p), flat versus last year, amounting to £44 million, was declared by the Board on 21 October 2019. The dividend will be paid on 13 December 2019 to all shareholders on the register at the close of business on 8 November 2019. Shareholders will again be offered the option to participate in a dividend re-investment plan.Read more
The WH Smith Board has a progressive dividend policy and expects that over time dividends would be broadly covered twice by earnings calculated on a normalised tax basis. The Board has proposed a final dividend of 41.0p per share, an increase of 8% on the prior year, giving a total ordinary dividend per share of 58.2p, an 8% increase on the prior year.Read more
Bellway have announced that their growth in earnings has enabled the board to recommend a 5.3% increase in the final dividend to 100.0p per share (2018 - 95.0p), increasing the proposed total dividend for the year by 5.2% to 150.4p per share (2018 - 143.0p).Read more
The Walker Greenbank Board has declared an interim dividend of 0.52p per share (H1 2018: 0.69p) with the previous year's dividend pay-out ratio expected to be maintained for the current financial year. The interim dividend will be payable on 22 November 2019 to shareholders on the register as at 25 October 2019.Read more
As a result of the progress made with their strategy, the Morses Club Board is delighted to declare an interim dividend of 2.6p per shareRead more
The N Brown Group Plc Board is declaring an interim dividend of 2.83p per share which is flat on last year's interim dividend.Read more
Volution paid an interim dividend of 1.60 pence per share in May 2019. On the basis of their results and financial position, the Volution Board has proposed a final dividend of 3.30 pence per share, giving a total dividend for the financial year of 4.90 pence (2018: 4.44 pence per share), an increase of 10.4% on the previous year.Read more
Despite the underlying profit before tax being down year-on-year, the Board is proposing to increase the interim dividend by 0.05p (2.9%) to 1.80p, which is in line with our stated dividend policy of cover being between 1.5 and 2.0 times underlying earnings per share.Read more
PHP announces the payment of its fourth quarterly interim dividend in 2019 of 1.4 pence per ordinary share of 12.5 pence each (Ordinary Shares). The dividend will comprise a Property Income Distribution (PID) of 0.5 pence per share and an ordinary dividend of 0.9 pence per share. The Company will be offering a scrip alternative with this dividend.Read more