Understanding Mueller Industries's Ex-Dividend Date
Mueller Industries (NYSE:MLI) declared a dividend payable on April 2, 2021 to its shareholders as of February 22, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Mueller Industries's stock as of March 19, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Mueller Industries, which has a current dividend per share of $0.13, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for March 18, 2021. That equates to a dividend yield of 1.38% at current price levels.
The Significance Of 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.
Understanding Mueller Industries's Dividend Performance
Over the past year, Mueller Industries has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (March 19, 2020), the company's payout sat at $0.1, which has since increased by $0.03. Mueller Industries's dividend yield last year was 1.2%, which has since grown by 0.18%.
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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