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Analyzing Hewlett Packard's Ex-Dividend Date

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On March 2, 2021, Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPE) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on April 7, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Hewlett Packard, which has a current dividend per share of $0.12, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for March 9, 2021. That equates to a dividend yield of 3.29% at current price levels.

What Is An Ex-Dividend Date?

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.

Hewlett Packard's Dividend History

Over the past year, Hewlett Packard has seen its dividend payouts remain the same and its yields trend downward. Last year on March 10, 2020 the company's payout sat at $0.12, which has returned to its value today. Hewlett Packard's dividend yield last year was 3.33%, which has since decreased by 0.04%.
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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