Ex-Dividend Date Insight: Franklin Universal Trust

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On August 20, 2021, Franklin Universal Trust FT announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on September 15, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Franklin Universal Trust, which has a current dividend per share of $0.04, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for August 30, 2021. That equates to a dividend yield of 6.04% at current price levels.

The Significance Of Ex-Dividend Dates

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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.

Franklin Universal Trust's Dividend History

Over the past year, Franklin Universal Trust has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and yields. Last year on April 29, 2021 the company's payout was $0.03, which has since grown by $0.01. Similarly, Franklin Universal Trust's dividend yield in last year was 4.98%, which has since grown by 1.06%.
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.

Click here to find details on Franklin Universal Trust's previous dividends.

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