Ex-Dividend Reminder: Harman International Industries, Papa John's International and Penske Automotive Group

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/6/14, Harman International Industries, Inc. (Symbol: HAR), Papa John's International, Inc. (Symbol: PZZA), and Penske Automotive Group Inc (Symbol: PAG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Harman International Industries, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 2/25/14, Papa John's International, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.125 on 2/21/14, and Penske Automotive Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 3/3/14. As a percentage of HAR's recent stock price of $99.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%, so look for shares of Harman International Industries, Inc. to trade 0.30% lower - all else being equal - when HAR shares open for trading on 2/6/14. Similarly, investors should look for PZZA to open 0.27% lower in price and for PAG to open 0.44% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for HAR, PZZA, and PAG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Harman International Industries, Inc. (Symbol: HAR) :

HAR+Dividend+History+Chart

Papa John's International, Inc. (Symbol: PZZA) :

PZZA+Dividend+History+Chart

Penske Automotive Group Inc (Symbol: PAG) :

PAG+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 1.21% for Harman International Industries, Inc., 1.08% for Papa John's International, Inc., and 1.78% for Penske Automotive Group Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Harman International Industries, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3%, Papa John's International, Inc. shares are up about 0.1%, and Penske Automotive Group Inc shares are up about 0.5% on the day.

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Referenced Stocks: HAR , PAG , PZZA

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