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.
Forbes  Aug 19  Comment 
In recent months, I've highlighted companies with lengthy histories of raising their dividends year after year. That quality adds to the compounding achieved by investing through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) , which make it easy and...
Forbes  Jul 27  Comment 
These stocks all have long-term track records of paying consistently rising dividends, and they also have ex-dividend dates coming up in the next several days and weeks.
Forbes  Jun 26  Comment 
Currently, there are more thanĀ 300 companies that have raised their dividend for at least five straight years, and that offer company-sponsored dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). Owning such companies enhances returns by using reinvested...
Forbes  Jun 1  Comment 
Here's a sampling of candidates with long-term track records of paying consistently rising dividends that have ex-dividend dates coming up in the next several days and weeks.
USAToday.com  Apr 9  Comment 
You'd better understand the ex-dividend date if you like these payments


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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