For example: http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/atvi/dividend-history has a dividend record date 3/30/2015 and a payment date of 5/13/2015. When one sells the stock now, past record date, but before payment date, will one still get the dividend?


You only have to hold the shares at the opening of the ex-dividend date to get the dividends. So you can actually sell the shares on ex-dividend date and still get the dividends.

Ex-dividend date occurs before the record date and payment date, so you will get the dividend even if you sold before the record date.

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