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Understanding Calamos Strategic Total's Ex-Dividend Date


On December 1, 2020, Calamos Strategic Total (NASDAQ:CSQ) declared a dividend payable on December 18, 2020 to its shareholders. Calamos Strategic Total 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. Calamos Strategic Total, whose current dividend payout is $0.09, has an ex-dividend date set at December 11, 2020. The payout equates to a dividend yield of 7.4% at current price levels.

The Significance Of Ex-Dividend Dates

Ex-dividend dates signal when company shares cease to trade with their current dividend payouts. There is a small intermission period before companies announce new dividends. 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 Calamos Strategic Total's Dividend History

Over the past year, Calamos Strategic Total has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on August 13, 2020 the company's payout was $0.09, which has returned to its value today. Calamos Strategic Total's dividend yield last year was 8.36%, which has since decreased by 0.96%.
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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