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Analyzing Jefferies Financial Group's Ex-Dividend Date

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On September 23, 2020, Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE: JEF) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on November 25, 2020. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Jefferies Financial Group has an ex-dividend date set for for November 12, 2020. The company's current dividend payout is $0.15, which equates to a dividend yield of 3.45% at current price levels.

The Significance Of An Ex-Dividend Date

Ex-dividend dates signal when company shares cease to trade with their current dividend payouts. There is a small intermission period before companies announce new dividends. 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 Jefferies Financial Group's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Jefferies Financial Group has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and yields. Last year on November 15, 2019 the company's payout was $0.12, which has since grown by $0.02. Similarly, Jefferies Financial Group's dividend yield in last year was 2.71%, which has since grown by 0.74%.
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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