Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of companies pay dividends?

Normally companies with stable and/or growing earnings pay dividends. Dividends can’t lie. They are paid or they are not. Dividend payers normally carry less risk. If the share price of a stock goes down, the dividend yield goes up attracting more buyers (known as dividend support).

What are dividends?

Dividends are per share cash payments to stockholders from company earnings. No matter what the market does, dividends are paid year in and year out with the right stocks.

Where do I find which companies pay dividends?

There are over 16,000 domestic stocks in the United States to choose from, which can be overwhelming. Use Dividend™’s tools to help screen, analyze, rank and locate your dividend stock selections.

When are dividends paid?

Dividends can be declared and paid quarterly, annually, semi-annually and special one time dividend payouts.

Why is it important to find companies that pay dividends?

Historically, dividends account for more than 40% of the overall market. Why would anyone want to miss out on 40% of the market’s return?

How is the dividend yield calculated?

By dividing the total annual dividends paid per share by the current price per share. For example: If ABC company paid an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and the price was $40.00 per share, then the annual dividend yield would be 5%.

What type of companies pay out dividends?

Many types of companies in various industries pay out dividends but, as Jim Cramer says in his book JIM CRAMER’S MAD MONEY WATCH TV, GET RICH, “Consistent growers pay out dividends. I love dividends. What could be better than having a company hand you money for doing nothing other than owning the stock?” James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason. Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Watch TV, Get Rich. Simon & Schuster, 2006. pg 15.

Why is it important to understand a company’s dividend history?

As Fidelity’s former Magellan Fund manager Peter Lynch said, “The dividend is such an important factor in the success of many stocks that you could hardly go wrong by making an entire portfolio of companies that have raised their dividends for 10 or 20 years in a row.” Companies that consistently increase their dividends are sending a signal to investors that their cash flow is not stagnating and that they are optimistic about their future prospects.

Why was™ created?

The best explanation comes from the book All About Dividend Investing by Don Schreiber JR. and Gary E. Stroik in which they say. “There are software programs available for the individual investor, but many are geared to helping with technical analysis and/or day trading. As dividend investing becomes more popular, however, it would not be surprising to find new products being introduced that provide automated access to the kinds of ratios and fundamental stock information you need. Attractive features would include the daily download of updated information into your computer and tools to screen and rank the stocks in your universe by the criteria you specify. We haven’t found any programs priced for the individual user that fit this description, but they may be out there–or on the way.”
Don Schreiber JR. and Gary E. Stroik. All About Dividend Investing. McGraw-Hill, 2005. pg101.

Well here’s the good news! Dividend™ now exists with all the tools you need to screen and rank the stocks you select according to your own criteria. You can now uncover your own dividend paying stocks with proprietary tools priced for the individual investor!

Aren’t there other service providers that have dividend data?

Certainly there are other places that provide dividend data in conjunction with other financial information. The difference between these other sources and Dividend™ is our exclusive focus on comprehensive dividend data. In addition, our proprietary tools will maximize your investments in dividend paying stocks.

How much does a membership Dividend™ cost?

We offer 2 easy ways to join, either a monthly membership rate of $29.99 or an annual membership rate of $299.90. If you invest in dividend paying stocks and want a market edge, a membership to Dividend™ is essential.
Receive Two Months Free with our Annual Membership!

Can I republish any of your dividend data in my book, magazine, newsletter or on my website?

Yes. We place only the following restrictions:
Our copyright notice is visible and unmodified.
The phrase “Dividend data courtesy of” must be placed somewhere near the data reproduction.
If the dividend data is on a website, the “” portion of this notice must be linked to our website at

Can I access my membership from a different computer?

Yes. With your User ID and Password, you can access your Dividend™ membership from any computer in the world with internet access.

How do I sign in and sign out of Dividend™?

In the upper right corner of the page, there is a blue icon that says “Sign in”. Click the blue icon, then enter your user ID and Password that you selected when signing in to Dividend™. When you are done, simply click the blue icon that says “Sign out” in the upper right corner of the page to end your session and to protect your information.

How do I change my User ID and or Password?

When you are signed in, please visit the “My Account” under the Resources to make any changes.

Can I become a member of™ if I don’t live in the United States?

Yes.™ is available to non-U.S. residents all over the world.

Who can I contact for any additional questions?

Please email us at

Does offer an API?

No. does not provide an API.  Some customers have created personal automations to download data for personal manipulation and reference, but does not provide technical support for those personal automations in any way.

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