REGULAR SETTLEMENT is 1) For short-term or U.S. Treasury securities, the settlement, or payment and delivery, is the next business day after the trade date. 2) For corporate notes, bonds and municipal securities, settlement is in five business days. 3) For mortgage-backed securities, settlement is after the 15th of the month. 4) For Eurodollar Certificates of Deposit, settlement is two business days after the trade date. Also known as "Regular Way.'
DIVIDEND DATE: The payment date remains the same over the life of the issue, but the board of directors must approve or declare each individual payment. On the date that a board declares a dividend, it also sets a record date and ex-dividend (without dividend) date.
EARNING POWER is earnings before interest and taxes [EBIT] divided by total assets.
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