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Understanding Bunge's Ex-Dividend Date

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Bunge (NYSE: BG) declared a dividend payable on December 2, 2020 to its shareholders as of August 6, 2020. It was also announced that shareholders of Bunge's stock as of November 18, 2020 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Bunge, which has a current dividend per share of $0.5, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for November 17, 2020. That equates to a dividend yield of 4.46% 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.

Understanding Bunge's Dividend History

Over the past year, Bunge has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and an overall upward trend regarding its yields. Last year on November 15, 2019 the company's payout was $0.5, which has returned to its value today. Bunge's dividend yield last year was 3.0%, which has since grown by 1.46%.
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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