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Ex-Dividend Date Insight: Ardagh Group

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On October 22, 2020, Ardagh Group (NYSE:ARD) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on December 16, 2020. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Ardagh Group has an ex-dividend date set for for December 1, 2020. The company's current dividend payout is $0.15, which equates to a dividend yield of 4.11% at current price levels.

Understanding 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.

Ardagh Group's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Ardagh Group has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (November 14, 2019), the company's payout sat at $0.14, which has since increased by $0.01. Ardagh Group's dividend yield last year was 3.03%, which has since grown by 1.08%.
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 Ardagh Group's previous dividends.

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