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Ex-Dividend Date Insight: American Tower

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On March 4, 2021, American Tower (NYSE:AMT) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on April 29, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for American Tower will be on April 12, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is at $1.24. That equates to a dividend yield of 2.44% at current price levels.

What Is 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.

American Tower's Dividend History

Over the past year, American Tower has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (April 13, 2020), the company's payout sat at $1.08, which has since increased by $0.16. American Tower's dividend yield last year was 1.98%, which has since grown by 0.46%.
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 Tower's previous dividends.

 

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