Ex-Dividend Reminder: International Business Machines, Rockwell Collins and Rollins

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/6/14, International Business Machines Corp. (Symbol: IBM), Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Symbol: COL), and Rollins, Inc. (Symbol: ROL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. International Business Machines Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.95 on 3/10/14, Rockwell Collins, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 3/3/14, and Rollins, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.105 on 3/10/14. As a percentage of IBM's recent stock price of $173.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of International Business Machines Corp. to trade 0.55% lower - all else being equal - when IBM shares open for trading on 2/6/14. Similarly, investors should look for COL to open 0.41% lower in price and for ROL to open 0.39% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for IBM, COL, and ROL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

International Business Machines Corp. (Symbol: IBM) :

IBM+Dividend+History+Chart

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Symbol: COL) :

COL+Dividend+History+Chart

Rollins, Inc. (Symbol: ROL) :

ROL+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 2.19% for International Business Machines Corp., 1.62% for Rockwell Collins, Inc., and 1.55% for Rollins, Inc..

In Tuesday trading, International Business Machines Corp. shares are currently up about 0.2%, Rockwell Collins, Inc. shares are off about 0.8%, and Rollins, Inc. shares are trading flat 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: COL , IBM , ROL

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