Ex-Dividend Date Insight: Sierra Bancorp
On April 16, 2021, Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) declared a dividend payable on May 12, 2021 to its shareholders. Sierra Bancorp also announced that shareholders on the company’s books on or before April 29, 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 Sierra Bancorp is set for April 28, 2021. The company’s current dividend payout sits at $0.21, equating to a dividend yield of 3.13% 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.
Understanding Sierra Bancorp’s Dividend History
Over the past year, Sierra Bancorp has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on April 29, 2020 the company’s payout was $0.2, which has since grown by $0.01. Sierra Bancorp’s dividend yield last year was 5.23%, which has since decreased by 2.1%.
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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