Ex-Dividend date

Motley Fool  Oct 4  Comment 
If you just bought a stock, the ex-dividend date tells you if you'll get the upcoming dividend payment.
Benzinga  Aug 16  Comment 
Investors often think of dividend payments as a somewhat boring long-term advantage to owning certain stocks that have relatively strong cash flow. However, quarterly dividend payments can also provide short-term trading opportunities. Dividend...
Motley Fool  Jan 5  Comment 
Find out whether that dividend payment actually belongs to you.
Forbes  Sep 17  Comment 
Here is a sampling of candidates that have established a history of steadily rising dividends and have ex-dividend dates coming up in the weeks ahead.


Ex-Dividend Date

If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. If you sell your stock before the ex-dividend date, you also are selling away your right to the stock dividend.

With a significant dividend, the price of a stock may move up by the dollar amount of the dividend as the ex-dividend date approaches and then fall by that amount after the ex-dividend date. A stock that has gone ex-dividend is marked with an "x" in newspapers on that day.

In other words, the "ex-dividend date" or "ex-date," is the final date dividends will be paid to the owner of the stock. If a stock is sold after that date, all succeeding owners will not receive that dividend. [1]

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