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?
The 5% increase in the recommended final dividend to 11.95p (2018: 11.35p) gives a full year dividend of 17.50p (2018: 16.65p), an overall increase of 5%. This reflects an ongoing confidence in the outlook for the Group and a commitment to a progressive dividend. The full year dividend will be paid on 1 May 2020 to shareholders on the register on the record date, 20 March 2020.Read more
The Ricardo plc Board has declared a 4% increase in the interim dividend to 6.24p per share (HY 2018/19: 6.00p), reflecting the growth in HY 2019/20 underlying profit before tax and the Board's confidence in the prospects of the Group. The dividend will be paid on 6 April 2020 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 13 March 2020.Read more
The Derwent London dividend cover remains strong and, with 80 Charlotte Street due to reach practical completion shortly, they have good visibility in relation to rental growth through 2020. They have also considered their capital expenditure commitments in the context of the increased level of available facilities as well as their obligations to other stakeholders; in particular, their pension fund liabilities are not material. Together with the earnings uplift seen in 2019, they have therefore been able to propose another increase of 10% in the final dividend per share, taking it to 51.45p. This will be paid in June 2020 with 34.45p to be paid as a PID and the balance of 17.00p as a conventional dividend. They will again be offering a scrip dividend alternative for those shareholders who wish to receive shares rather than cash.Read more
The Petrofac Group's dividend policy targets a dividend cover over the long term of between 2.0x and 3.0x business performance net profit. In line with this policy, the Board is proposing a final dividend of 25.3 cents per share (2018: 25.3 cents). The final dividend will be paid on 22 May 2020 to eligible shareholders on the register at 24 April 2020 (the 'record date'). Shareholders who have not elected to receive dividends in US dollars will receive a sterling equivalent. Shareholders can elect by close of business on the record date to change their dividend currency election. Together with the interim dividend of 12.7 cents per share (2018: 12.7 cents), this gives a total dividend for the year of 38.0 cents per share (2018: 38.0 cents).Read more
The Croda International Directors are recommending a final dividend of 50.5p per share amounting to a total of £65.0m in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2019. Subject to shareholder approval, the dividend will be paid on 28 May 2020 to shareholders registered on 17 April 2020. The total proposed dividend for the year ended 31 December 2019 will be 90.0p per share amounting to £115.7m.Read more
The Morgan Advanced Materials Board is recommending a final dividend, subject to shareholder approval, of 7.0 pence per share on the Ordinary share capital of the Group, payable on 22 May 2020 to Ordinary shareholders on the register at the close of business on 1 May 2020.Read more
The Clinigen Group plc Board is committed to a sustainable and progressive dividend policy and expects interim and final dividend payments to be split approximately one-third to two-thirds respectively.Read more
The Synectics plc Board is recommending payment of a final dividend of 3.5p per share (2018: 3.5p), payable on 7 May 2020 to shareholders registered on 3 April 2020. If approved by shareholders, this will bring the total dividend payable for the year to 4.8p (2018: 4.7p).Read more
The Hammerson plc Directors have proposed a final dividend of 14.8 pence per share. Together with the interim dividend of 11.1 pence, the total for 2019 is 25.9 pence, consistent with 2018.Read more
Ascential announce a recommended final dividend of 4.0p, making a total dividend of 5.8p for the year (2018: 5.8p) with the prior year benefiting from earnings from discontinued operations.Read more