record date


Date, set by the issuing company, on which an individual must own shares in order to be eligible to receive a declared dividend or capital gains distribution. The date is also used by the NASD to set the ex-dividend date. also called date of record.

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He was eligible and everything was set for the record date and the most important thing was that everyone was happy.

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I knew the company would be paying dividends so I found out the record date that they'd be looking at before I sold the stock.

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The family running the small business decided to distribute gains to its employees, but now all of them were considered holders of the stock by the record date.

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of record ex-stock dividends