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Analyzing Franchise Group's Ex-Dividend Date

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On December 3, 2020, Franchise Group (NASDAQ:FRG) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on January 8, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Franchise Group has an ex-dividend date planned for December 23, 2020. The company's current dividend payout sits at $0.38. That equates to a dividend yield of 5.67% 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.

Understanding Franchise Group's Dividend History

Over the past year, Franchise Group has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on December 5, 2019 the company's payout was $0.25, which has since grown by $0.12. Franchise Group's dividend yield last year was 7.86%, which has since decreased by 2.19%.
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 Franchise Group's previous dividends.

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