Research ServicesDividend Forecasting

Markit Dividend Forecasting offers independent estimates for the amount and timing of individual dividend payments on over 7,000 stocks globally.


  • Asset managers
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  • Custodians
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  • Derivative exchanges
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  • Hedge funds
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  • Investment banks
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  • Middle office
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  • Risk managers
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  • Security lenders
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  • Single stock & index traders


  • 7k+securities globally
  • 300+depository receipts and ETPs

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Product summary

Markit Dividend Forecasting delivers dividend payments for global securities, based on the most up-to-date information. Dividend withholding tax information is provided alongside the forecast and history of payments for each company.

Customers can also subscribe to a dividend point service, which provides insight into the expected impact on equity index values.

We provide forecasts for up to the next four years, with estimates based on the following:

  • Fundamental analysis

  • Exchange rules

  • Company guidance

  • Historical patterns

  • Industry and peer group trends

  • Consensus forecasts

  • Website tracking

  • Option implied dividends

  • Markit factor models

  • Markit PMI updates

  • Markit securities lending

Key Benefits

  • Timely

    Forecasts based on latest market news and company guidance

  • Expertise

    With over 10 years in the business, our experienced research team use a tried and tested methodology

  • Insight

    Each regional team publish daily declared dividend and forecast update emails, weekly key event reviews, monthly option implied comparisions in addition to regular sector & market research. In the US intraday alerts are driven by Selerity’s real-time dividend feed

  • Support

    Research teams in New York, London, Singapore and New Delhi offer timely updates as well as round-the-clock support

  • Distribution

    Delivery via XML feed, Markit Web Desktop, Excel API Toolkit and Third-party platforms