A dividend trading opportunity for you?
AB Foods is due to pay a dividend of 33.3p per share/1.4% on Thurs 13 Dec
- The chart shows the AB Foods share price movements since summer 2017.
- AB Foods pays a 33.3p/1.4% dividend.
- Currently at 2346p (at time of writing).
- Shares -17.6% from 2018 highs; +9.5% from 2018 lows; -16.9% year-to date.
- All CFD positions held over 4.30pm on Weds, 12 Dec will be paid a dividend at 7:15am on Thurs, 13 Nov.
- Those using AB Foods CFDs receive the dividend 22 days earlier than those using shares.
- On the day the shares trade ex-dividend the share price tends to drop by the same amount.
Trading AB Foods – An Example
Let’s say you like AB Foods and would like to get the 33.3p/1.4% dividend. You decide to buy exposure to £10,000 worth of AB Foods using a CFD, at the current price of 2346p. To do this, you need £2,000.
Shares that go ex-dividend typically fall by the amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date. Many shares then tend to recover over a period of time, helped by dividends being reinvested, creating a dividend recovery trade opportunity.
Assuming AB Foods shares recover to their pre-dividend share price, your profit from the dividend would be £140, from your initial investment of £2,000.
Be aware that the share price could fall or rise, which could mean that you make an overall loss or increased profit on the position. For example, let’s assume that AB Foods falls 2% at the same time it pays the dividend. You overall net loss on your £10,000 position would be £200.
This is provided for information purposes only. It should not be taken as a recommendation.