Ex-Dividend Reminder: Church & Dwight, Walgreen and Weis Markets

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/13/14, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (Symbol: CHD), Walgreen Co. (Symbol: WAG), and Weis Markets, Inc. (Symbol: WMK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 3/3/14, Walgreen Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.315 on 3/12/14, and Weis Markets, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 3/4/14. As a percentage of CHD's recent stock price of $64.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.48%, so look for shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. to trade 0.48% lower - all else being equal - when CHD shares open for trading on 2/13/14. Similarly, investors should look for WAG to open 0.51% lower in price and for WMK to open 0.65% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CHD, WAG, and WMK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (Symbol: CHD) :

CHD+Dividend+History+Chart

Walgreen Co. (Symbol: WAG) :

WAG+Dividend+History+Chart

Weis Markets, Inc. (Symbol: WMK) :

WMK+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 1.92% for Church & Dwight Co., Inc., 2.03% for Walgreen Co., and 2.58% for Weis Markets, Inc..

In Tuesday trading, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, Walgreen Co. shares are up about 2.3%, and Weis Markets, Inc. shares are up about 0.1% on the day.

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Referenced Stocks: CHD , WAG , WMK

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