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Ex-dividend dates are extremely important in dividend investing, because you must own a stock before its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Click here to learn more.

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NML NML Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.105 Unknown 0.00 Unknown
ECCA ECCA Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.161459 Yes 0.00 Unknown
CIVBP CIVBP Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.40625 Yes 0.00 Unknown
PGZ PGZ Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/25 0.145 Unknown 0.00 Unknown
BST BST Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.1 Unknown 0.00 Unknown
COF-D COF-D Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.41875 Yes 0.00 Unknown
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/8 0.3 Yes 33.18 3.62%
AFL Aflac Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.41 Yes 57.49 2.85%
AGCO AGCO Corporation Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.13 Yes 45.03 1.15%
AIT Applied Industrial Technologies Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.28 Yes 39.16 2.86%
ALE Allete, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.52 Yes 53.50 3.89%
AMGN Amgen Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/8 1 Yes 144.81 2.76%
ARMK ARAMARK Holdings Corp Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/7 0.095 Yes 31.26 1.22%
ASC Ardmore Shipping Corporation Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.13 Unknown 7.49 6.94%
AWR American States Water Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.224 Yes 46.38 1.93%
BAF BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0685 Unknown 15.02 5.73%
BBF BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.072375 Unknown 14.56 5.98%
BBK Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.075 Unknown 16.78 Unknown
BBN Blackrock Build America Bond Trust Shs Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.1318 Unknown 23.26 6.79%
BCX BlackRock Resources and Commodities Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.0655 Unknown 6.36 12.36%
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.0467 Unknown 6.92 6.79%
BFK BlackRock Municipal Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0751 Unknown 15.16 5.94%
BFO BlackRock Florida Municipal 2020 Term Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.031 Unknown 15.05 2.47%
BFY Blackrock New York Municipal Income Trust II Com Shares of Beneficial Interest Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.07 Unknown 15.87 5.29%
BFZ BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0722 Unknown 16.05 5.42%
BGR Blackrock Energy & Resources Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.11 Unknown 11.30 11.68%
BGT BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.0583 Unknown 11.94 5.86%
BGY BlackRock International Growth & Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.049 Unknown 5.44 10.66%
BHK Blackrock Core Bond Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.071 Unknown 12.99 6.56%
BHL Blackrock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.051 Unknown 12.91 4.74%
BHV Blackrock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0695 Unknown 18.93 4.41%
BIE BlackRock Municipal Bond Investment Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.076 Unknown 15.36 5.92%
BIT Blackrock Multi-Sector Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.1167 Unknown 15.00 9.34%
BJZ Blackrock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0277 Unknown 15.02 3.40%
BKH Black Hills Corp Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.42 Yes 53.10 3.16%
BKK BlackRock Municipal 2020 Term Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0448 Unknown 16.05 4.05%
BKN BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust Inc. Com. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.074 Unknown 15.82 5.61%
BKT BlackRock Income Trust Inc. (The) Com. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.031 Unknown 6.56 5.67%
BLE Blackrock Municipal Income Trust II Com Shares of Beneficial Interest Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.079 Unknown 15.69 6.04%
BLH Blackrock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0256 Unknown 15.01 2.22%
BLJ Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Bond Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0695 Unknown 15.72 5.31%
BLW Blackrock Limited Duration Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.087 Unknown 13.61 7.67%
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.2 Unknown 32.75 7.33%
BNJ Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0751 Unknown 15.77 5.71%
BNY Blackrock New York Municipal Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.069 Unknown 15.95 5.21%
BOE BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.097 Unknown 10.65 10.89%
BPFHP Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. Dep. (Rep. 1/40th Non-Cum. Perp. Pfd. Series D) Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.434375 Yes 25.90 4.32%
BPK Blackrock Municipal 2018 Term Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.047 Unknown 15.46 3.65%
BQH Blackrock New York Municipal Bond Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.062 Unknown 14.87 5.00%
BSD Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust (The) Shs Ben Int Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.071 Unknown 14.24 5.98%
BSE Blackrock New York Insured Municipal Income Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0575 Unknown 14.00 4.93%
BTA BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.058 Unknown 11.80 5.93%
BTT BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.08 Unknown 22.50 4.27%
BTZ BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust IV Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.0805 Unknown 11.82 8.21%
BUI BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.121 Unknown 16.95 8.55%
BYM BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0715 Unknown 15.02 5.73%
BZM Blackrock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0545 Unknown 15.25 4.29%
CABO Cable One, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/4 1.5 Yes 0.00 Unknown
CE Celanese Corp Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.3 Yes 56.94 2.11%
CHD Church & Dwight Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.355 Yes 88.42 1.52%
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.1 Unknown 12.11 3.30%
CNP CenterPoint Energy Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/10 0.2575 Yes 18.51 5.56%
CNX Consol Energy Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/3 0.01 Yes 7.21 0.55%
COF Capital One Financial Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.4 Yes 62.24 2.57%
COF-C Capital One Financial Corp PRFD 'C' Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.390625 Yes 25.40 6.14%
COF-F ETFS COMMODITY SECURITIES LIMITED ETFS COFFEE Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.3875 Yes 0.00 Unknown
COF-P Capital One Financial Corp Pfd Ser B Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.375 Yes 25.40 5.91%
COL Rockwell Colins Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/7 0.33 Unknown 79.57 1.66%
COP ConocoPhillips Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.25 Yes 32.34 3.09%
DCI Donaldson Company Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/2 0.17 Yes 29.07 2.34%
DDF Delaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.0525 Unknown 7.80 8.85%
DEX Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend & Income Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.075 Unknown 8.18 15.04%
DHT DHT Holdings Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/24 0.21 Unknown 5.16 16.28%
DRAD Digirad Corporation Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.05 Yes 4.80 4.17%
DRE Duke Realty REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.18 No 19.31 3.73%
DSU BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.02 Unknown 3.20 7.50%
DTF DTF Tax-Free Income, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.07 Unknown 15.48 5.23%
DUC Duff & Phelps Utility & Corporate Bond Trust, Inc. Com. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.05 Unknown 9.43 6.36%
EAD Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.068 Unknown 6.81 12.04%
EGF BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.049 Unknown 13.59 4.33%
ENB Enbridge Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.3802 Unknown 31.57 6.72%
ERC Wells Fargo Advantage Multi-Sector Income Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0967 Unknown 10.87 10.67%
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.075 Unknown 11.46 7.85%
FRA BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.061 Unknown 12.13 6.03%
GEO The Geo Group, Inc. REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.65 No 27.10 9.59%
GST-A Gastar Exploration 8.625% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock MLP Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.179688 Yes 5.12 42.11%
GST-B Gastar Exploration USA Inc. Pfd Ser B % Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.223958 Yes 5.96 45.13%
HBI Hanesbrands, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/8 0.11 Yes 25.04 1.76%
HYT BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.07 Unknown 9.35 8.98%
INN Summit Hotel Properties REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.1175 No 9.59 4.90%
INN-A Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. 9.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.578125 No 26.16 8.84%
INN-B Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Pfd Ser B Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.492188 No 25.87 6.65%
INN-C Summit Hotel Properties Inc REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.445312 No 24.30 7.33%
IP International Paper Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.44 Yes 34.78 5.06%
ISIL Intersil Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.12 Yes 12.04 3.99%
JBL Jabil Circuit Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.08 Yes 19.48 1.64%
KIO KKR Income Opportunities Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.125 Unknown 12.53 11.97%
KLAC KLA Tencor Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.52 Yes 64.13 3.24%
KMPR Kemper Corporation Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.24 Yes 24.70 3.89%
MCA BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.073 Unknown 15.98 5.51%
MEN BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0605 Unknown 12.52 0.08%
MFL BlackRock MuniHoldings Investment Quality Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0715 Unknown 15.07 5.69%
MFT BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.071 Unknown 14.38 5.92%
MHD BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.086 Unknown 17.67 5.84%
MHE Massachusetts Health & Education Tax Exempt Trust Sh Ben Int Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.058 Unknown 14.01 4.97%
MHN BlackRock MuniHoldings New York Quality Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.067 Unknown 15.15 5.31%
MIY BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.069 Unknown 14.42 5.74%
MMD MainStay DefinedTerm Municipal Opportunities Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.098 Unknown 19.45 5.91%
MMS Maximus Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.045 Yes 45.94 0.39%
MNE BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0575 Unknown 14.96 4.61%
MNR Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.16 No 10.81 5.92%
MNR-A Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp 7.625% Pfd Ser A Cum Red Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.476562 No 26.49 7.20%
MNR-B Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Preferred Stock Series B REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.492188 No 26.65 7.39%
MPA BlackRock MuniYield Pennsylvania Quality Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0715 Unknown 15.17 5.66%
MQT BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.067 Unknown 13.91 5.78%
MQY BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.08 Unknown 16.15 5.94%
MSA Mine Safety Applications Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/10 0.32 Yes 40.85 3.13%
MTRN Materion Corp Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/2 0.09 Yes 23.35 1.54%
MUA BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.06 Unknown 14.64 4.92%
MUC BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0675 Unknown 15.25 5.31%
MUE BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund II, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.068 Unknown 13.97 5.84%
MUH BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0775 Unknown 15.94 6.27%
MUI BlackRock Muni Intermediate Duration Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0655 Unknown 14.81 5.31%
MUJ BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.074 Unknown 14.86 5.98%
MUR Murphy Oil Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.35 Yes 16.76 8.35%
MUS BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0675 Unknown 13.92 5.82%
MVF BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0535 Unknown 10.59 6.06%
MVT BlackRock MuniVest Fund II Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.083 Unknown 16.85 1.01%
MYC BlackRock MuniYield California Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.074 Unknown 16.46 5.39%
MYD BlackRock MuniYield Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.077 Unknown 15.55 0.13%
MYF BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0815 Unknown 16.15 6.06%
MYI BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.074 Unknown 15.06 5.90%
MYJ BlackRock MuniYield NJ Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.075 Unknown 16.30 5.52%
MYN BlackRock MuniYield New York Quality Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.062 Unknown 13.90 5.35%
MZA BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.0695 Unknown 16.75 4.96%
NATI National Instruments Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/7 0.2 Yes 27.03 2.96%
NBN Northeast Bancorp (ME) Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.01 Yes 9.76 0.41%
NHS Neuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.08 Unknown 9.30 10.32%
OAKS Five Oaks Investment Corp. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.06 No 4.20 37.14%
OAKS-A Five Oaks Investment Corp. 8.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.1823 Unknown 15.01 16.46%
OSK Oshkosh Corporation Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.19 Yes 0.00 Unknown
PACW PacWest Bancorp Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.5 Yes 31.76 6.30%
PNC-Q PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Depositary Shares Representing 1/4000th Perpetual Preferred Shares Series Q Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.335938 Yes 25.11 5.34%
PROV Provident Financial Holdings Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/8 0.12 Yes 16.84 2.85%
PSX Phillips 66 Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.56 Yes 75.29 2.98%
ROK Rockwell Automation Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/10 0.725 Yes 95.55 3.04%
RRD RR Donnelley Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.26 Yes 12.75 8.16%
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.13361 No 30.99 5.17%
SBRA Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.41 No 15.75 10.41%
SBRAP Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. - 7.125% Preferred Series A REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/29 0.445312 No 25.44 7.00%
SCCO Southern Copper Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.03 Unknown 25.10 0.48%
SIGI Selective Insurance Group Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.15 Yes 33.12 1.81%
SIX Six Flags Entertainment Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/7 0.58 Yes 47.77 4.86%
SMP Standard Motor Products, Inc. Com. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.17 Yes 34.10 1.99%
SO Southern Company Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/7 0.5425 Yes 49.21 4.41%
SPB Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/8 0.38 Yes 93.51 1.63%
STK Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/23 0.4625 Unknown 15.72 0.70%
SWH Merrill Lynch HOLDRs HOLDRS Merrill Lynch Software ETF Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/17 1.5625 Unknown 103.85 6.02%
SWX Southwest Gas Corp. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.405 Yes 60.54 2.68%
TIS Orchids Paper Products Co. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.35 Yes 26.31 5.32%
UMH UMH Properties REIT Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.18 No 9.23 7.80%
UMH-A UMH Properties, Inc. Series A Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.515625 No 25.88 7.97%
UMH-B UMH Properties, Inc. 8.0% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/15 0.72466 Yes 0.00 Unknown
VCF Delaware Investments Colorado Municipal Income Fund Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.06 Unknown 14.87 4.84%
VFL Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.06 Unknown 13.71 5.25%
VMM Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.0525 Unknown 13.91 4.53%
VVC Vectren Corporation Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.4 Yes 44.69 3.58%
WMK Weis Markets, Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 3/1 0.3 Yes 38.19 3.14%
WSTG Wayside Technology Group Login/Signup for Ratings 2/11 2/26 0.17 Yes 17.60 3.64%

What are Ex-Dividend Dates?

“What is an ex-dividend date?” is a question that we see often here at Dividend.com. The ex-dividend date is the day on which all shares bought and sold no longer come attached with the right to be paid the most recently declared dividend. This is an important date for any company that has many stockholders, including those that trade on exchanges, as it makes reconciliation of who is to be paid the dividend easier.
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Why do Ex-Dividend Dates Matter?

PD NYSEA dividend-paying stock’s ex-dividend date, or ex-date, is very important to investors. In a nutshell, if you buy a dividend stock before the ex-dividend date, then you will receive the next upcoming dividend payment. If you purchase the stock on or after the ex-dividend date, you will not receive the dividend. Some investors utilize strategies whereby they will purchase stocks just prior to an ex-dividend date and sell shortly thereafter. This is known as dividend capturing.

It is always helpful for investors to keep an eye on an ex-dividend calendar to make sure they stay in the know about the important dates concerning a dividend’s payout. The ex-dividend date is arguably the most important date to know for a particular stock, as it dictates whether or not you receive the dividend as an investor; the remaining three major dividend dates take something of a backseat to ex-dates.

Ex-dividend dates are set by the respective stock exchange or by the National Association of Securities Dealers and falls two days before the date of record, another important dividend date. Note that the ex-dividend date is typically one month after the date of declaration and a little over a month prior to the actual payment date of the dividend. Here is an example of a typical dividend date schedule for the hypothetical stock ABC:

Date Dividend Date
July 5th Date of Declaration
August 5th Ex-Dividend Date
August 7th Date of Record
September 7th Payment Date

On the actual ex-dividend date, the stock will drop by the amount of the dividend, so if stock ABC is paying out a dividend or $0.30 per share, its stock price will generally fall by that amount. Note that depending on how the market moves on that particular day the latter point does not always hold. Recognizing that a stock is only down on a day because it is going ex-dividend is a good investing practice and will help you make better sense of the market [see also Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates].

The converse of this rule also holds true — if you sell a stock before the ex-dividend date, you will not receive the dividend, but if you sell on or after the ex-dividend date, you will.

Important Disclaimer

All dividend payout and date information on this website is provided for information purposes only. We can not and do not guarantee the accuracy of any dividend dates or payout amounts. Dividend dates and payouts are always subject to change. Always check with your broker first before purchasing any security.