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Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) declared a dividend payable on March 22, 2021 to its shareholders as of February 11, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Agnico Eagle Mines's stock as of March 1, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Agnico Eagle Mines, whose current dividend payout is $0.35, has an ex-dividend date set at February 26, 2021. The payout equates to a dividend yield of 1.92% at current price levels.
The Significance Of Ex-Dividend Dates
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. Most ex-dividend dates operate on a quarterly basis.
Understanding Agnico Eagle Mines's Dividend Performance
Over the past year, Agnico Eagle Mines has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and yields. Last year on February 27, 2020 the company's payout was $0.2, which has since grown by $0.15. Similarly, Agnico Eagle Mines's dividend yield in last year was 1.35%, which has since grown by 0.57%.
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 Agnico Eagle Mines's previous dividends.
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