On November 5, 2020, Amalgamated Bank AMAL announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on December 3, 2020. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Amalgamated Bank has an ex-dividend date set for for November 18, 2020. The company's current dividend payout is $0.08, which equates to a dividend yield of 2.79% 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 Amalgamated Bank's Dividend Performance
Over the past year, Amalgamated Bank has seen its dividend payouts remain the same and its yields climb upward overall. Last year on November 14, 2019 the company's payout sat at $0.08, which has returned to its value today. Amalgamated Bank's dividend yield last year was 1.85%, which has since grown by 0.94%.
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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