A dividend trading opportunity for you?
Reckitt Benckiser is due to pay a dividend of 100.2p per share/1.7% on Thurs 18 April
- Reckitt Benckiser pays a 100.2p dividend/1.7% yield. Currently at 5905p (at time of writing).
- Shares -11.1% from 2019 highs; +4.6% from 2019 lows; -3.3% year-to date.
- All CFD positions held over 4.30pm on Weds, 17 Apr will be paid a dividend at 7:15am on Thurs, 18 Apr.
- Those using Reckitt Benckiser CFDs receive the dividend 26 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 Reckitt Benckiser – An Example
Let’s say you like Reckitt Benckiser and would like to get the 100.2p/1.7% dividend. You decide to buy exposure to £10,000 worth of Reckitt Benckiser using a CFD, at the current price of 5905p. 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 Reckitt Benckiser shares recover to their pre-dividend share price, your profit from the dividend would be £100, 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 Reckitt Benckiser falls 2% at the same time it pays the dividend. Your 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.