Does AmiQuote download Yahoo Historical Dividend data with the Yahoo Historical price data?

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asked May 26, 2017 in AmiQuote by Dave
We would like to purchase AmiQuote 3.14.  Dividend data is present in the Yahoo Historical Data Price stream.   Is this Dividend data collected and stored in AmiQuote's resulting text data files ?  We wish to use the Historical Dividend data to back adjust the Historical Price data from Yahoo.

For example, we take the Yahoo Historical Price data with the embedded Dividend data as a single table as shown on the Yahoo Historical Data website.  We then strip off the dividend information and back adjust all the historical price data.  Does AmiQuote save all the Yahoo data we need?

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answered May 27, 2017 by admin (9,260 points)
Prior to May 17, 2017 Yahoo adjusted for dividends. But after that Yahoo stopped adjusting for dividends.

AmiQuote just downloads what is available on Yahoo site via "Download historical data". These data do not contain dividend adjustments.
commented May 30, 2017 by Dave
I understand Yahoo does not do the dividend adjustment any longer.  I wish to do the dividend adjustment myself.  

So, my question is:  Does AmiQuote retrieve the dividend data that is shown on the Yahoo website (in addition to the price data) so that I might use it to perform dividend adjustments myself?

For example, see https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL/history?p=AAPL
and look at May 11, 2017 to see the $0.63 dividend.
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