Knight-Swift (NYSE:KNX) declared a dividend payable on September 27, 2021 to its shareholders as of July 30, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Knight-Swift's stock as of September 3, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Knight-Swift has an ex-dividend date set for for September 2, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is $0.1, which equates to a dividend yield of 0.81% at current price levels.
The Significance Of 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. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis.
Knight-Swift's Dividend Performance
Over the past year, Knight-Swift has seen its dividend payouts and yields climb upward overall. Last year (September 3, 2020), the company's payout sat at $0.08, which has since increased by $0.02. Knight-Swift's dividend yield last year was 0.74%, which has since grown by 0.07%.
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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