Ex-Dividend Reminder: Johnson & Johnson, Radian Group and Prudential Financial

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/21/14, Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ), Radian Group, Inc. (Symbol: RDN), and Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Johnson & Johnson will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.66 on 3/11/14, Radian Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0025 on 3/7/14, and Prudential Financial, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.53 on 3/20/14. As a percentage of JNJ's recent stock price of $92.07, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of Johnson & Johnson to trade 0.72% lower - all else being equal - when JNJ shares open for trading on 2/21/14. Similarly, investors should look for RDN to open 0.02% lower in price and for PRU to open 0.62% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for JNJ, RDN, and PRU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ) :

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Radian Group, Inc. (Symbol: RDN) :

RDN+Dividend+History+Chart

Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU) :

PRU+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 2.87% for Johnson & Johnson, 0.06% for Radian Group, Inc., and 2.48% for Prudential Financial, Inc..

In Wednesday trading, Johnson & Johnson shares are currently down about 0.1%, Radian Group, Inc. shares are off about 0.4%, and Prudential Financial, Inc. shares are up about 0.2% 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: JNJ , RDN , PRU

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