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Analyzing Diversified Healthcare's Ex-Dividend Date


Diversified Healthcare (NASDAQ:DHC) declared a dividend payable on May 20, 2021 to its shareholders as of April 15, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Diversified Healthcare's stock as of April 26, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Diversified Healthcare, which has a current dividend per share of $0.01, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for April 23, 2021. That equates to a dividend yield of 0.86% 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. Most ex-dividend dates operate on a quarterly basis.

Related content: Benzinga's Full Dividend Calendar

Diversified Healthcare's Dividend Performance

Over the past year, Diversified Healthcare has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on April 9, 2020 the company's payout was $0.01, which has returned to its value today. Diversified Healthcare's dividend yield last year was 1.35%, which has since decreased by 0.49%.
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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