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Analyzing Main Street Capital's Ex-Dividend Date

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On November 3, 2020, Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on March 15, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Main Street Capital has an ex-dividend date set for for February 25, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is $0.2, which equates to a dividend yield of 8.73% 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.

Main Street Capital's Dividend History

Over the past year, Main Street Capital has seen its dividend payouts remain the same and its yields climb upward overall. Last year on October 28, 2020 the company's payout sat at $0.2, which has returned to its value today. Main Street Capital's dividend yield last year was 8.2%, which has since grown by 0.53%.
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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