My purchase of Dell was speculative and my goal was to make a capital gain. So I bought 250 shares of Dell in late September 2012 for $2,609.95 ($10.44/share) and sold them for $2,740.05 ($10.96/share) on January 3.
I have received one dividend and will receive another in late January, for a total of $40.
Adding capital gains and dividends, I made a profit of $170.10 (or 6.5%) over 3½ months, net of commission. I'm thinking of getting back in on Dell if it dips below $10.
The sale of Dell has reduced my 12-month forward dividends by $80, which now sits at $3,554.34.