Ex-Dividend Reminder: Booz Allen Hamilton Holding, Kennametal and Carpenter Technology

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/6/14, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (Symbol: BAH), Kennametal Inc. (Symbol: KMT), and Carpenter Technology Corp. (Symbol: CRS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 2/28/14, Kennametal Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 2/26/14, and Carpenter Technology Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 3/6/14. As a percentage of BAH's recent stock price of $18.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. to trade 0.55% lower - all else being equal - when BAH shares open for trading on 2/6/14. Similarly, investors should look for KMT to open 0.42% lower in price and for CRS to open 0.32% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for BAH, KMT, and CRS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (Symbol: BAH) :

BAH+Dividend+History+Chart

Kennametal Inc. (Symbol: KMT) :

KMT+Dividend+History+Chart

Carpenter Technology Corp. (Symbol: CRS) :

CRS+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 2.18% for Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp., 1.68% for Kennametal Inc., and 1.28% for Carpenter Technology Corp..

In Wednesday trading, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. shares are currently off about 0.8%, Kennametal Inc. shares are down about 0.3%, and Carpenter Technology Corp. shares are down about 0.6% 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.



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Referenced Stocks: BAH , CRS , KMT

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