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Ex-Dividend Date Insight: First Trust Senior

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On February 22, 2021, First Trust Senior (NYSE:FCT) declared a dividend payable on March 15, 2021 to its shareholders. First Trust Senior also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before March 2, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. First Trust Senior, whose current dividend payout is $0.1, has an ex-dividend date set at March 1, 2021. The payout equates to a dividend yield of 10.54% at current price levels.

The Significance Of 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.

First Trust Senior's Dividend Performance

Over the past year, First Trust Senior has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on November 2, 2020 the company's payout was $0.1, which has returned to its value today. First Trust Senior's dividend yield last year was 11.61%, which has since decreased by 1.07%.
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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