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Analyzing EATON VANCE TAX's Ex-Dividend Date

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EATON VANCE TAX (NYSE: EVT) declared a dividend payable on November 30, 2020 to its shareholders as of November 2, 2020. It was also announced that shareholders of EATON VANCE TAX's stock as of November 23, 2020 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for EATON VANCE TAX will be on November 20, 2020. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.14. That equates to a dividend yield of 9.29% at current price levels.

What Are Ex-Dividend Dates?

An ex-dividend date signals when a company's shares cease to trade with its current dividend payout. There is a small intermission period before the company announces a new dividend. 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.

Understanding EATON VANCE TAX's Dividend Performance

Over the past year, EATON VANCE TAX has seen its dividend payouts remain the same and its yields climb upward overall. Last year on July 23, 2020 the company's payout sat at $0.14, which has returned to its value today. EATON VANCE TAX's dividend yield last year was 9.04%, which has since grown by 0.25%.
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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