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Ex-dividend date

Definition:

The first day of trading when the buyer of a stock is no longer entitled to the most recently announced dividend payment ( i.e. the trade will settle the day after the record date, too late for the buyer to appear on the shareholder record and receive the dividend.) The date set by the NYSE (and generally followed on other U.S. exchanges) is currently one business day prior to the record date. A stock that has gone ex-dividend is denoted by an x in newspaper listings on that date.

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