On August 6, 2021, Anglogold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) announced shareholders can expect to receive a dividend payable on September 20, 2021. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Anglogold Ashanti is set for August 26, 2021. The company's current dividend payout sits at $0.06, equating to a dividend yield of 0.62% 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. Most ex-dividend dates operate on a quarterly basis.
Understanding Anglogold Ashanti's Dividend Performance
Over the past year, Anglogold Ashanti has experienced no change regarding its dividend payouts and an overall upward trend regarding its yields. Last year on March 22, 2018 the company's payout was $0.06, which has returned to its value today. Anglogold Ashanti's dividend yield last year was 0.61%, which has since grown by 0.01%.
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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