# Questions tagged [dividends]

A dividend is a payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits.

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### Reinvesting the dividends of a dividend paying stock

Suppose we have a dividend paying stock that has the following dynamics: $$dS_t=S_t((\mu-q)dt+\sigma dW_t)$$ With a continuous dividend yield $q$. What is the portfolio $Y_t$ that results out of ...
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### Do Dividend Stocks Offer Better Resilience During Market P/E Contraction?

I'm interested in how stocks with higher dividend yields perform during periods of market P/E contraction. Specifically, I've observed that (so far I am working on the models): Market-wide P/E ...
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### Interpreting dividends data from Yahoo Finance

I'm creating a very simple program that calculates the money generated from SPY dividends in a particular period of time. I was able to find the historical data in Yahoo Finance (https://finance.yahoo....
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### Precision issue of dividend adjustment

I'm having an issue with calculation of dividend adjusted prices as I have some mismatches with adjusted prices on other data sources. For example, here is a day when dividend ex_date of IBM happened: ...
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### Pricing non-vanilla options on EuroStoxx50 dividend futures

Liquid vanilla EuroStoxx50 dividend futures options quoted on Eurex are calls or puts whose expiries are the same as the expiry of the underlying futures contract. Is there any "simple" ...
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### Why do we use the letter $q$ for dividends?

In derivative pricing models, we often use the letter $q$ to designate the dividend yield i.e.: $$\textrm{d}S_t=S_t((\mu-q) \textrm{d}t+\sigma\textrm{d}W_t)$$ for the price process $S$ of the stock. ...
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### Why do we need an ex-dividend date? [closed]

Why do we need an ex-dividend date? What is the problem with the ex-dividend date being the same as the payment date? Why are they separate? What problem does having a separate ex-dividend date solve? ...
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### Modeling the price of a stock based upon its dividend history

The value of a stock is the present value of all future dividends. This is sometimes called the Gordon Growth model. This model assumes that dividends increase at a constant rate. In the real world ...
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### Spot/div correlation for autocalls

I cannot find much litterature on the effect of the spot/div correlation or the shape of the spot/div cross gamma concerning the autocallable structures. In a general way, could someone present an ...
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### Upcoming dividends

The yahoo finance package (yfinance) in python is very nice, and for example: msft = yf.ticker('MSFT') msft.dividends Will give ...
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### Forward on a stock with Dividends

I have seen the question here and have gone through the answer, but I still don't fully understand why the approach below, based on no-arbitrage, yields a different answer. To summarize: At time $t_0$...
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### How should I decide the yield rate when calculate the spx implied volatility?

I am wondering how the industry decides the yield rate for a certain maturity when calculating the implied volatility for the SPX option. Is it just a simple linear interpolation from the two near ...
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### Deriving the stochastic process for a dividend-yielding stock (under Black-Scholes assumptions)

In order to derive the Black-Scholes equation for a stock $S(t)$ yielding dividends at the continuous rate $d$ $$S(t) = S_0 e^{(\mu - d - \frac{\sigma^2}{2})t + \sigma \sqrt{t} N(0,1)} \text{,}$$ M. ...
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### Calendar arbitrage in implied vol grid with discrete and proportional dividends

I have an implied vol discrete grid, obtained from market data. To obtain prices from these implied vols, a dividend model with discrete and proportional dividends is used. How can I verify if there ...
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### CRSP: Return including dividends

Using CRSP data, I tried to compute the historical returns (including dividends) of stocks according to Total Return = (adjprc + (divamt / cumfacpr / facpr)) / prev_adjprc – 1, where divamt is the ...
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### How to find/calculate daily S&P500 dividends?

I need a time series with daily dividend data on the S&P500. I understand most dividend data is on a quarterly basis but I'm looking to model short-term effects of COVID-19 on dividends so I need ...
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### Overnight and intraday returns of stock index and ETF seem inconsistent

Figure 2 of the 2019 paper "Celebrating Three Decades of Worldwide Stock Market Manipulation" shows that 29 Jan 1993 to 31 Oct 2019, overnight returns (from close to open) of SPY were 1232% while ...
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### Implied vol and model calibration for an american option on a dividend paying stock - is there a market standard pricing model?

In terms of calibrating a pricing model to observed prices for American options on a dividend paying stock, is there a standard way of doing this in practice? My initial thought was to use CRR ...