Most equities pay out dividends each quarter, but some equities like DIV pay out every month. Is there an API or hard coded list available with the payout frequency per equity? Or is it safe to calculate this based on last year's payout frequency?
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Dividend paying companies maintain the same frequency of ex-dividend dates. IOW, if they're quarterly, they remain quarterly.
I can't help you with API information but many web sites list historical dividends by date (for example, NASDAQ.com) and capturing 60+ days of them will provide all but the few who pay out on irregular schedules.