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Analyzing Packaging Corp of America's Ex-Dividend Date

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Packaging Corp of America (NYSE:PKG) declared a dividend payable on January 15, 2021 to its shareholders as of December 10, 2020. It was also announced that shareholders of Packaging Corp of America's stock as of December 21, 2020 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Packaging Corp of America, whose current dividend payout is $1.0, has an ex-dividend date set at December 18, 2020. The payout equates to a dividend yield of 2.93% at current price levels.

The Significance Of 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.

Packaging Corp of America's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Packaging Corp of America has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and yields. Last year on December 19, 2019 the company's payout was $0.79, which has since grown by $0.21. Similarly, Packaging Corp of America's dividend yield in last year was 2.78%, which has since grown by 0.15%.
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.

Click here to find details on Packaging Corp of America's previous dividends.

 

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