Ex-Dividend Date Insight: Stifel Financial

On May 5, 2021, Stifel Financial SF announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on June 15, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 2 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Stifel Financial is set for May 28, 2021. The company's current dividend payout sits at $0.15, equating to a dividend yield of 0.84% at current price levels.

The Significance Of An Ex-Dividend Date

Ex-dividend dates are when company shares stop trading with their current dividend payouts in preparation for those companies to announce new ones. 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.

Stifel Financial's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Stifel Financial has experienced an overall downward trend regarding its dividend payouts and yields. Last year on May 29, 2020 the company's payout was $0.17, which has since decreased by $0.02. Similarly, Stifel Financial's dividend yield last year was 1.64%, which has since declined by 0.8%.
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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