Ex-Dividend Reminder: National Instruments, KLA-Tencor and Intersil

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/13/14, National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI), KLA-Tencor Corp. (Symbol: KLAC), and Intersil Corp. (Symbol: ISIL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. National Instruments Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 3/10/14, KLA-Tencor Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.45 on 3/3/14, and Intersil Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 2/28/14. As a percentage of NATI's recent stock price of $27.87, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of National Instruments Corp. to trade 0.54% lower - all else being equal - when NATI shares open for trading on 2/13/14. Similarly, investors should look for KLAC to open 0.72% lower in price and for ISIL to open 1.08% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for NATI, KLAC, and ISIL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI) :

NATI+Dividend+History+Chart

KLA-Tencor Corp. (Symbol: KLAC) :

KLAC+Dividend+History+Chart

Intersil Corp. (Symbol: ISIL) :

ISIL+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 2.15% for National Instruments Corp., 2.87% for KLA-Tencor Corp., and 4.32% for Intersil Corp..

In Tuesday trading, National Instruments Corp. shares are currently off about 0.1%, KLA-Tencor Corp. shares are up about 0.6%, and Intersil Corp. shares are off about 0.4% 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: NATI , KLAC , ISIL

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