Alexander & Baldwin ALEX declared a dividend payable on January 12, 2021 to its shareholders as of December 17, 2020. It was also announced that shareholders of Alexander & Baldwin's stock as of December 28, 2020 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 2 business day(s) before the record date. Alexander & Baldwin has an ex-dividend date planned for December 24, 2020. The company's current dividend payout sits at $0.15. That equates to a dividend yield of 3.65% at current price levels.
Understanding Ex-Dividend Dates'
An ex-dividend date is when a company's shares stop trading with its current dividend payout in preparation for the company to announce a new one. 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.
Alexander & Baldwin's Dividend History
Over the past year, Alexander & Baldwin has experienced an overall downward trend regarding its dividend payouts and an upward trend regarding its yields. Last year on May 9, 2019 the company's payout was $0.17, which has since decreased by $0.02. Alexander & Baldwin's dividend yield last year was 2.76%, which has since grown by 0.89%.
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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