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Ex-Dividend Date Insight: Cohen & Steers Total

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On December 14, 2020, Cohen & Steers Total (NYSE:RFI) declared a dividend payable on March 31, 2021 to its shareholders. Cohen & Steers Total also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before March 17, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Cohen & Steers Total, which has a current dividend per share of $0.08, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for March 16, 2021. That equates to a dividend yield of 7.41% at current price levels.

The Significance Of An Ex-Dividend Date

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.

Cohen & Steers Total's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Cohen & Steers Total has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on November 17, 2020 the company's payout was $0.08, which has returned to its value today. Cohen & Steers Total's dividend yield last year was 7.9%, which has since decreased by 0.49%.
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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