Understanding Weis Markets's Ex-Dividend Date


Weis Markets WMK declared a dividend payable on August 9, 2021 to its shareholders as of July 15, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Weis Markets's stock as of July 26, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Weis Markets has an ex-dividend date set for for July 23, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is $0.31, which equates to a dividend yield of 2.38% 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.

Weis Markets's Dividend History

Over the past year, Weis Markets has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on July 24, 2020 the company's payout was $0.31, which has returned to its value today. Weis Markets's dividend yield last year was 2.49%, which has since decreased by 0.11%.
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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