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Ex-Dividend Date Insight: ACCO Brands

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ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) declared a dividend payable on December 18, 2020 to its shareholders as of November 3, 2020. It was also announced that shareholders of ACCO Brands's stock as of November 24, 2020 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for ACCO Brands will be on November 23, 2020. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.07. That equates to a dividend yield of 4.55% 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 ACCO Brands's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, ACCO Brands has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and an overall upward trend regarding its yields. Last year on November 27, 2019 the company's payout was $0.07, which has returned to its value today. ACCO Brands's dividend yield last year was 2.59%, which has since grown by 1.96%.
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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