On August 12, 2021, MDU Resources Gr MDU declared a dividend payable on October 1, 2021 to its shareholders. MDU Resources Gr also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before September 9, 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 MDU Resources Gr is set for September 8, 2021. The company's current dividend payout sits at $0.21, equating to a dividend yield of 2.56% at current price levels.
What Are 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.
Understanding MDU Resources Gr's Dividend History
Over the past year, MDU Resources Gr has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on September 9, 2020 the company's payout was $0.21, which has since grown by $0.01. MDU Resources Gr's dividend yield last year was 3.55%, which has since decreased by 0.99%.
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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