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Analyzing American Campus's Ex-Dividend Date

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On January 18, 2021, American Campus (NYSE:ACC) declared a dividend payable on February 19, 2021 to its shareholders. American Campus also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before January 28, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. American Campus, which has a current dividend per share of $0.47, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for January 27, 2021. That equates to a dividend yield of 4.37% at current price levels.

Understanding Ex-Dividend Dates'

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.

Understanding American Campus's Dividend History

Over the past year, American Campus has seen its dividend payouts remain the same and its yields climb upward overall. Last year on January 29, 2020 the company's payout sat at $0.47, which has returned to its value today. American Campus's dividend yield last year was 4.06%, which has since grown by 0.31%.
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 American Campus's previous dividends.

 

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