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Understanding Hecla Mining's Ex-Dividend Date

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On November 9, 2020, Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) declared a dividend payable on December 1, 2020 to its shareholders. Hecla Mining also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before November 18, 2020 are entitled to the dividend. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Hecla Mining, which has a current dividend per share of $0.01, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for November 17, 2020. That equates to a dividend yield of 0.63% at current price levels.

Understanding Ex-Dividend Dates'

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.

Understanding Hecla Mining's Dividend Performance

Over the past year, Hecla Mining has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (November 21, 2019), the company's payout sat at $0.0, which has since increased by $0.01. Hecla Mining's dividend yield last year was 0.42%, which has since grown by 0.21%.
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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