Frequent question: What is the eligibility for getting bonus shares?

All existing shareholders before the ex-date and record date are eligible to receive bonus shares issued by a company. However, to qualify to receive bonus shares, the company stocks must be bought before the ex-date.

How can I get bonus shares in demat account?

In India, delivery of the shares in the Demat account happens after T+2 days. So, in case you don’t hold any shares of the distributing company, you must buy the shares two days before the record date, in order to turn eligible for the acquisition of bonus shares. The Ex-date is one day before the record date.

How can I earn from bonus shares?

To give bonus shares to investors, a company builds a reserve by retaining a part of its profit over the years (the part that is not paid as dividend). When these free reserves increase, the company transfers a part of the money into the capital account, from which it issues bonus shares.

Which companies are expected to give bonus shares?


Company Name Proportion Ex-Bonus Date
Mittal Life Style 1:10 31-Aug-2021
Swasti Vinayaka Syn. 2:7 23-Aug-2021
Redington 1:1 18-Aug-2021
Brightcom Group 1:4 18-Aug-2021
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Who gets bonus?

10,000 per month who has worked for not less than 30 days in an accounting year, shall be eligible for bonus for minimum of 8.33% of the salary/wages even if there is loss in the establishment whereas a maximum of 20% of the employee’s salary/wages is payable as bonus in an accounting year.

Can I sell bonus shares immediately?

You will receive a notification from CDSL as below when your bonus shares get credited to your DEMAT. You need to note here that the bonus shares first get credited under a temporary ISIN and will not be admitted to trading immediately.

Can I sell bonus shares?

Shareholders may sell the bonus shares and meet their liquidity needs. Bonus shares may also be issued to restructure company reserves. Issuing bonus shares does not involve cash flow.

Is it good to buy bonus shares?

Increasing the number of outstanding shares through a bonus issue increases the participation of smaller investors in the company’s shares and hence enhances the liquidity of the stock. The Increase in the issued share capital increases the perception of company’s size.

How is ex bonus price calculated?

To calculate the share price after bonus issues, companies must divide the total value of shares of the company before the bonus issue on the number of shares of the company after the bonus issue.

Which company can give bonus share in 2021?


GEE 1:10 21-09-2021
APL Apollo 1:1 16-09-2021
Apollo Tricoat 1:1 16-09-2021

Which company gives maximum bonus?

5 Nifty companies announce bonus shares in 2017; highest in 11 years

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Date Ratio
BPCL 01/06/2017 2
Wipro 31/05/2017 1
ICICI Bank 04/05/2017 10
GAIL (India) 22/02/2017 3

Which company gives highest dividend?

Model Portfolio

Sr. No Company Name Dividend Yield (%)
1 Bajaj Auto 3.38
2 GAIL 3.93
3 Hindustan Zinc 6.27
4 SJVN 7.42

Is payment of bonus mandatory?

The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for the payment of a Statutory Bonus, which is often confused with the incentive bonus paid by employers. Unlike incentive bonus, which is an ex gratia payment, Statutory bonus is a compulsory payment by law.

How much is a good bonus?

A company sets aside a predetermined amount; a typical bonus percentage would be 2.5 and 7.5 percent of payroll but sometimes as high as 15 percent, as a bonus on top of base salary. Such bonuses depend on company profits, either the entire company’s profitability or from a given line of business.