On April 16, 2021, Value Line VALU declared a dividend payable on May 11, 2021 to its shareholders. Value Line also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before April 26, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Value Line will be on April 23, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.22. That equates to a dividend yield of 2.92% at current price levels.
Understanding 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.
Value Line's Dividend Performance
Over the past year, Value Line has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (April 24, 2020), the company's payout sat at $0.21, which has since increased by $0.01. Value Line's dividend yield last year was 2.72%, which has since grown by 0.2%.
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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