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Understanding Tekla Life Sciences's Ex-Dividend Date


On November 16, 2020, Tekla Life Sciences (NYSE: HQL) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on December 31, 2020. The stock will then go ex-dividend 2 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Tekla Life Sciences is set for November 25, 2020. The company's current dividend payout sits at $0.4, equating to a dividend yield of 8.77% at current price levels.

What Are 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.

Tekla Life Sciences's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Tekla Life Sciences has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (November 26, 2019), the company's payout sat at $0.33, which has since increased by $0.07. Tekla Life Sciences's dividend yield last year was 8.02%, which has since grown by 0.75%.
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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