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Analyzing Calamos Convertible's Ex-Dividend Date


On December 1, 2020, Calamos Convertible (NASDAQ:CHY) declared a dividend payable on December 18, 2020 to its shareholders. Calamos Convertible also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before December 14, 2020 are entitled to the dividend. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Calamos Convertible will be on December 11, 2020. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.09. That equates to a dividend yield of 7.45% at current price levels.

What Is An Ex-Dividend Date?

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. Most ex-dividend dates operate on a quarterly basis.

Calamos Convertible's Dividend History

Over the past year, Calamos Convertible has seen its dividend payouts remain the same and its yields trend downward. Last year on August 13, 2020 the company's payout sat at $0.09, which has returned to its value today. Calamos Convertible's dividend yield last year was 8.7%, which has since decreased by 1.25%.
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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