Ex divi date was the Mar 27th. It says shareholders of record on April 1st. Di Have to hold this until after April 1st to get the dividend? This is hella confusing ? Lets see how many different answers I get
Short answer: YES.....
but, yer right - it is confusing..... The one thing you need to know is the "EX-div" date - buyer must buy BEFORE that date to get that upcoming dividend. SELLER who SELLS ON OR AFTER that date gets that div..... What can make it confusing is whether there is a weekend, holiday, or market closed day between ex-div date and record date.
Again what you need to know is the EX-div date.