Understanding Premier's Ex-Dividend Date

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On August 6, 2021, Premier PINC declared a dividend payable on September 15, 2021 to its shareholders. Premier also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before September 1, 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 Premier will be on August 31, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.2. That equates to a dividend yield of 2.29% 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.

Understanding Premier's Dividend Performance

Over the past year, Premier has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and yields. Last year on August 31, 2020 the company's payout was $0.19, which has since grown by $0.01. Similarly, Premier's dividend yield in last year was 2.19%, which has since grown by 0.1%.
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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