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Ex-Dividend Date Insight: Healthcare Trust

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Healthcare Trust (NYSE:HTA) declared a dividend payable on April 12, 2021 to its shareholders as of March 15, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Healthcare Trust's stock as of April 2, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 2 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Healthcare Trust will be on March 31, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.32. That equates to a dividend yield of 4.55% at current price levels.

What Are 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.

Healthcare Trust's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Healthcare Trust has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (April 1, 2020), the company's payout sat at $0.32, which has since increased by $0.01. Healthcare Trust's dividend yield last year was 3.88%, which has since grown by 0.67%.
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 Healthcare Trust's previous dividends.

 

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