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Understanding Star Group's Ex-Dividend Date

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Star Group (NYSE:SGU) declared a dividend payable on February 2, 2021 to its shareholders as of January 14, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Star Group's stock as of January 25, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Star Group, which has a current dividend per share of $0.13, has an ex-dividend date scheduled for January 22, 2021. That equates to a dividend yield of 5.6% at current price levels.

What Are Ex-Dividend Dates?

Ex-dividend dates are when company shares stop trading with their current dividend payouts in preparation for those companies to announce new ones. 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 Star Group's Dividend Payouts And Yields

Over the past year, Star Group has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (January 24, 2020), the company's payout sat at $0.12, which has since increased by $0.01. Star Group's dividend yield last year was 5.26%, which has since grown by 0.34%.
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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