Not sure how many of you check out the Free for all board, but there's a thread there about ZNCM.
It's giving an $0.80 cash dividend. The record date was Friday, so a lot of people are selling today, thinking that they still get the dividend. In reality, if you sell any time between now and March 27th, you sell the dividend with it.
You can buy any time between now and the 26th and get the dividend, but today's probably the day to buy if you're going to, since I expect it to trend back up leading up to the ex-date. today's sell off is due to confusion, not due to anythign wrong with the stock or the dividend (in my opinion, of course).
check out the thread on hot stocks or ask me here if you have any questions.
i do have ZNCM stock and i got it when the dividend news came out .... anyway, i have a lot of confusion regarding dividend and the ex-divy date and the payable date.
i have read on different sites that the ex-divy date is usually 3 days before the date of record. so i can sell anytime on or after the ex-divy date and still get the dividend. The payable date is just the date i get the dividend
so in ZNCM's case how come the ex-divy date is March 27'th and record date is March 9'th .. is this possible ...
thanks in advance ...
p.s.: Sorry for being such a newbie !!
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In situations like this, where it's a special dividend (as opposed to recurring quarterly or whatever) when the dividend is valued at over 25% of the share price, the rules are a bit different.
Basically here's how it works.
the 9th was the record date. What that means is just that that's when the company pulls the list of shareholders. But in reality, the date of the 9th is totally meaningless. the important date is the ex-date, which is the first date that you can sell the stock without selilng the diviend with it.
To put it simply say person 1 bought shares last Thursday for $1.90. they held on the record date, so they thought they got the dividend. they sold this morning for $1.60, thinking "Sweet, I bought for $1.90, sold for $1.60 and got a $.80 dividend, for a nice $.50 gain, or about 25%"
In reality, the person sold the right to the dividend, so they bought for $1.90, sold for $1.60 and get NO dividend, or 15% or so loss.
if you buy today, tomorrow, or any day through the 26th, you get the dividend. You can sell on the 27th but the price *should* adjust downward .80 that day.
So at this point you're playing two things if you buy. First, I think the stock will go back up to the $2 range where it was last week, because today's selloff was based on misinformation. And second, many of these plays go right back up after the dividend is paid out. Foe example if this closes at $2 on the 26th it *should* open at $1.20, but within a few days it will probably be back up to $1.60 or more.
This info is based on my experience with 5 or 6 similar plays, so obviously nothing is guaranteed, but I don't throw out recommendations lightly. I thnk this is a good chance to make a good 40%+ with very little downside risk.
Zunicom Announces Clarification on Dividend: Stock Will Trade ''Ex-Dividend'' Beginning March 27, 2007 Tuesday March 13, 10:12 am ET
CARROLLTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zunicom, Inc. (OTCBB:ZNCM - News) announced today that, in accordance with NASD rules, its stock will trade "ex-dividend" beginning March 27, 2007. Thus, purchasers of Zunicom common stock on the OTC Bulletin Board on or before the payment date will be entitled to receipt of the dividend and persons who sell Zunicom shares on the OTC Bulletin Board after the record date but on or before the payment date will not be entitled to receipt of the dividend.
Zunicom had previously announced that its Board of Directors had declared a dividend of $0.80 per common share payable on March 26, 2007 to shareholders of record as of March 9, 2007. Since the dividend exceeds 25% of the value of a share of Zunicom common stock, under applicable NASD rules, the first "ex-dividend" date will be the first business day following the payment date.
About Zunicom, Inc.
Zunicom, Inc. (www.zunicom.com) through its wholly owned subsidiary, AlphaNet Hospitality Systems, Inc. (www.alphanet.net), provides business communication services to the hospitality industry. Zunicom owns 2,000,000 shares of the common stock of Universal Power Group, Inc. (AMEX:UPG - News) that represents 40% of the issued and outstanding shares of UPG common stock as of this date.
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