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Insert Corporate Actions in Spark

You can add Split, Buy-Out, Return of Capital, Capitalized Cost, and Spin-off in Spark from Corporate Actions Wizard.

You can also insert Cash and Stock dividends from a report by right-clicking on the grill > Transactions > New Dividend.

In order to insert Mergers and Acquisitions, please check here.

Spark has no automatic process to insert RIGHTs and RIGHTs CONVERSION actions. So these trades should be manually inserted by the user using Spark Ticket as standard trades.

STOCK SPLITS

1. Go to OMS.

2. Select Corporate Actions.

3. Select “Split” as the type.

4. Enter the Date and the Effective Date.

5. Enter the security and the Split ratio.

NOTE: In a 2 for 1 split, use a ratio of 0.5. Spark will divide by this value which effectively is the same as multiplying by 2.

6. Here you can see existing corporate actions. You can edit* and delete them.

*you can edit only if CorpAction has not been executed. After that, you can only DELETE it if is not correct (then reinsert it again with good data if needed)

7. Click save.

BUY-OUTS

1. Click on OMS.

2. Go to Corporate Actions.

3. Select the type: “Buy-Out”.

4. Enter a date and an effective date.

5. Enter the buyer security.

6. Enter the buy-out ratio and the Bought security.

7. Here you can see existing corporate actions. You can edit and delete them.

8. Click save.

RETURN OF CAPITAL

1. Click on OMS.

2. Go to Corporate Actions.

3. Select the type: “Return of Capital”.

4. Enter a date and an effective date.

5. Enter the security.

6. Enter the return of capital and the adjusted factor.

7. Click save.

CAPITALIZED COST

1. Click on OMS.

2. Go to Corporate Actions.

3. Select the type: “Capitalized Cost”.

4. Enter a date and an effective date.

5. Enter the security.

6. Enter the cost and the adjusted factor.

7. Click save.

SPIN-OFF

1. Click on OMS.

2. Go to Corporate Actions.

3. Select the type: “Capitalized Cost”.

4. Enter a date and an effective date.

5. Enter the spun-off security.

6. Enter the parent security.

7. Enter the distribution ratio and the adjusted factor.

8. Click save.

DIVIDENDS

1. Right click on a report grill > transactions > New Dividend.

2. Select the identifier.

3. Select “cash” or “stock” dividend.

4. Enter the broker, dividends per share (DPS) – stock dividend will ask for “SD %” – Settle currency, Ref F/X, Settle F/X, Ex Date and Pay Date.

5. Here you will see your current positions. The column amount will say “Proj pos” when doing a stock div.

6. Click save.

Updated on January 24, 2024

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