Unpaid Dividend


DEFINITION of 'Unpaid Dividend'

A dividend that is owed to stockholders of record but has yet to be distributed. An unpaid dividend will exist in the time between the date of record (when the stock will be trading ex-dividend) and the dividend payment date.


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BREAKING DOWN 'Unpaid Dividend'

Most dividends have an "of record" date - a date as of which all holders of the security are eligible to receive the dividend. During the time between this date and the actual date of payment, even investors who sell their holdings will still receive the dividend.

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  1. Why don't investors buy stock just before the dividend date and sell right afterwards?

    Many years ago, unscrupulous brokers would use the same logic on their clients as a sleazy sales tactic. These brokers would ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. If I sell my shares before the ex-dividend date will I still get the dividend?

    If you sell before the ex-dividend date you will not receive a dividend from the company. The ex-dividend date is the date ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Do mutual funds pay interest?

    Some mutual funds pay interest, though it depends on the types of assets held in the funds' portfolios. Specifically, bond ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Do dividends affect working capital?

    Regardless of whether cash dividends are paid or accrued, a company's working capital is reduced. When cash dividends are ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Do mutual funds pay dividends?

    Depending on the specific assets in its portfolio, a mutual fund may generate income for shareholders in the form of capital ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How often do mutual funds pay capital gains?

    The frequency with which mutual funds pay capital gains varies. However, funds that generate a profit within a given year ... Read Full Answer >>

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