Business / Taxes / Record Date: To be paid a stock dividend, you must own the stock on the day that the corporation's board of directors names as the record date, also known as the date of record. For example, if a company declares a dividend of 50 cents a share payable on September 1 to shareholders of record as of August 10, you must own the shares on August 10 to be entitled to the dividend. To be the legal owner on the record date you must buy the stock at least three business days before the record date. That is the last day on which trades will settle on the record date. If you buy the stock after that day, you are buying the stock ex-dividend, which means you are not entitled to the dividend. The first day the buyer is not entitled to receive the dividend is called the ex-dividend date and is currently two days before the record date in most cases.
Date Noun Synonyms: time, year, season, period, day, age, era, epoch, stage, phase
Date Verb Synonyms: entertain, escort, go out (with), go steady (with)
Record Adjective Synonyms: write (down), transcribe, document, register, note, make a notation (of), take down, put or set down, log, chronicle, report, itemize, list, enumerate
Record Noun Synonyms: tell of, relate, recount, narrate, recite
Record Verb Synonyms: recording, report, document, log, journal, memorandum, note, notation, minute(s), transactions, archive(s), annal(s), chronicle, diary, account, dossier, register, list, catalogue
Business / Finance / Ex-Dividend Date: This literally means 'without dividend.' The buyer of shares when they are quoted ex-dividend is not entitled to receive a declared dividend. It is the interval between the record date and the payment MORE
Technology / Television (TV) / Personal Video Recorder (PVR): Pvrs are digital devices that use a hard drive instead of videotape as the recording medium. Pvrs blend the features of a VCR with the programmability and storage of a computer. MORE