Ex-Dividend Reminder: EMCOR Group, McGrath RentCorp and Quaker Chemical

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 10/16/17, EMCOR Group, Inc. (Symbol: EME), McGrath RentCorp (Symbol: MGRC), and Quaker Chemical Corp. (Symbol: KWR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. EMCOR Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 10/30/17, McGrath RentCorp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 10/31/17, and Quaker Chemical Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.355 on 10/31/17. As a percentage of EME's recent stock price of $69.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.12%, so look for shares of EMCOR Group, Inc. to trade 0.12% lower - all else being equal - when EME shares open for trading on 10/16/17. Similarly, investors should look for MGRC to open 0.56% lower in price and for KWR to open 0.24% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for EME, MGRC, and KWR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

EMCOR Group, Inc. (Symbol: EME) :


McGrath RentCorp (Symbol: MGRC) :


Quaker Chemical Corp. (Symbol: KWR) :


In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expectation of annual yield going forward, is looking at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help in judging whether the most recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 0.46% for EMCOR Group, Inc., 2.24% for McGrath RentCorp, and 0.94% for Quaker Chemical Corp..

In Thursday trading, EMCOR Group, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.3%, McGrath RentCorp shares are up about 0.4%, and Quaker Chemical Corp. shares are off about 0.2% on the day.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: EME , MGRC , KWR

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