Source for Dividend payout data

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by dimension314, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. I'm looking for a source for dividend payout data.

    The yahoo historical price data does a good job of showing them but they dont show up if you choose to download to excel. So then you have to flip through a ton of pages. has a lot of it, but not kept very current and some symbols dont have much data.

    Im a programmer by trade, I want to add this info to my database, I'm able to write something to scrape it all off web screens if need be, however if I could find it somewhere in excel or flat file etc it makes things easier.

    Anyone know of anywhere?
  2. Well after many hours searching web sites I figured out an easy solution I cant believe I missed. On the Yahoo historical prices, if you select the radio button 'dividends only', the excel export will then include the dividend payouts where it didn't previously.
  3. Be careful, sometimes yahoo just skips divs. Another good resource is