Ex-Dividend Reminder: Nordstrom, Empire District Electric and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners


Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/28/14, Nordstrom, Inc. (Symbol: JWN), Empire District Electric Co. (Symbol: EDE), and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (Symbol: BIP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Nordstrom, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 6/13/14, Empire District Electric Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.255 on 6/16/14, and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.48 on 6/30/14. As a percentage of JWN's recent stock price of $68.02, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%, so look for shares of Nordstrom, Inc. to trade 0.49% lower - all else being equal - when JWN shares open for trading on 5/28/14. Similarly, investors should look for EDE to open 1.05% lower in price and for BIP to open 1.15% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for JWN, EDE, and BIP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Nordstrom, Inc. (Symbol: JWN) :


Empire District Electric Co. (Symbol: EDE) :


Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (Symbol: BIP) :


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 1.94% for Nordstrom, Inc., 4.21% for Empire District Electric Co., and 4.59% for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P..

In Tuesday trading, Nordstrom, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2%, Empire District Electric Co. shares are up about 1.6%, and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. shares are up about 0.9% 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 The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: JWN , EDE , BIP

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