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Dividends By The Numbers For April 2021

May 05, 2021 10:44 AM ETWRI, KIM, BX, PERS, AB


  • 2,019 U.S. firms declared dividends in April 2021, a decline of 1,160 from the 3,179 recorded in March 2021.
  • A total of 16 publicly traded companies cut their dividends in April 2021, an increase of 3 over the number recorded in March 2021.
  • Zero companies omitted paying their dividends in April 2021, a decline of one from March 2021.

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April 2021 marks an unusually strong month for dividend paying firms in the U.S. stock market, which is especially true if you look at year-over-year comparisons. Let's get straight to the month's dividend metadata:

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