Dividends

 

We process your dividends automatically. Cash dividends will be credited as cash to your account by default, but not automatically reinvested in the stock.

You can view your received and scheduled dividends in your mobile app:

  1. Tap the Account icon in the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap History.
  3. Tap Filter.
  4. Tap Dividends.

 

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If you have dividends that are scheduled but haven’t been paid yet, they’ll appear in the “Pending” category. You’ll find the scheduled date and amount listed next to the stock’s symbol. Recently-paid dividends are listed just below pending dividends, and you can click or tap on any listed dividend for more information.

If you don’t see a dividend, or if you have questions regarding the amount, please send us a note. 

Reversed Dividends

Sometimes we may have to reverse a dividend after you have received payment. If this situation occurs, you will see the reversed dividend in the Dividends section of the app. You can click or tap on any reversed dividend for more information.

We describe some of the most common dividend reversal scenarios below.

Rate Update
If the rate was updated after payment was made to users, we will reverse the inaccurate dividend and repay using the correct rate. The correct dividend and payment will show up in the app as paid. These rate changes are determined by the issuer, not by Robinhood. Common reasons include:

  • The company amends the foreign tax rate.
  • The company amends foreign currency to USD/ FX rate.
  • The company amends the dividend rate(s).
  • The company amends one of the following critical dates: ex-date, record date, or payment date.

Complete Reversal
In another scenario, we may pay out a dividend that gets recalled and we need to reverse the dividend completely. The dividends may be recalled by the DTCC or by the issuing company. If this situation occurs, you will see the reversed dividend in the Dividends section of the app, as well as on your monthly account statement.

Dividend Reinvestment (DRIP)

Robinhood doesn’t currently support dividend reinvestment, but we may in the future. We’ll be sure to update you when this feature is available.

 

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