Payment Date

What is a 'Payment Date'

A payment date is the date on which a declared stock dividend is scheduled to be paid.

BREAKING DOWN 'Payment Date'

Only those shareholders who bought the stock before the ex-dividend date receive the dividend on the date of payment (payable date).

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