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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Exelon, Southwest Gas Holdings and American States Water


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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/14/17, Exelon Corp (Symbol: EXC), Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (Symbol: SWX), and American States Water Co (Symbol: AWR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Exelon Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3275 on 12/8/17, Southwest Gas Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.495 on 12/1/17, and American States Water Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.255 on 12/1/17. As a percentage of EXC's recent stock price of $41.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.80%, so look for shares of Exelon Corp to trade 0.80% lower - all else being equal - when EXC shares open for trading on 11/14/17. Similarly, investors should look for SWX to open 0.61% lower in price and for AWR to open 0.48% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for EXC, SWX, and AWR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Exelon Corp (Symbol: EXC) :

EXC+Dividend+History+Chart

Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (Symbol: SWX) :

SWX+Dividend+History+Chart

American States Water Co (Symbol: AWR) :

AWR+Dividend+History+Chart

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 3.19% for Exelon Corp, 2.46% for Southwest Gas Holdings Inc, and 1.92% for American States Water Co.

In Friday trading, Exelon Corp shares are currently down about 0.2%, Southwest Gas Holdings Inc shares are off about 1.5%, and American States Water Co shares are down about 1.1% 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: EXC , SWX , AWR


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