On January 7, 2021, Pioneer Municipal High IT MHI announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on January 29, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Pioneer Municipal High IT will be on January 19, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.05. That equates to a dividend yield of 5.06% at current price levels.
The Significance Of An Ex-Dividend Date
Ex-dividend dates are when company shares stop trading with their current dividend payouts in preparation for those companies to announce new ones. Usually, a company's ex-dividend date falls one business day before its record date. Investors should keep this in mind when purchasing stocks because buying them on or after ex-dividend dates does not qualify them to receive the declared payment. Newly declared dividends go to shareholders who have owned that stock before the ex-dividend date. Most ex-dividend dates operate on a quarterly basis.
Pioneer Municipal High IT's Dividend Performance
Over the past year, Pioneer Municipal High IT has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and yields. Last year on September 15, 2020 the company's payout was $0.04, which has since grown by $0.01. Similarly, Pioneer Municipal High IT's dividend yield in last year was 4.58%, which has since grown by 0.48%.
Companies use dividend yields in different strategic ways. Some companies may opt to not give yields altogether to reinvest in themselves. Other companies may opt to increase or decrease their yield amounts to control how their shares circulate throughout the stock market.
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