Ex-Dividend Reminder: Thomson Reuters, Atmos Energy and Questar

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/20/14, Thomson Reuters Corp (Symbol: TRI), Atmos Energy Corp. (Symbol: ATO), and Questar Corp. (Symbol: STR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Thomson Reuters Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 3/17/14, Atmos Energy Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.37 on 3/10/14, and Questar Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 3/10/14. As a percentage of TRI's recent stock price of $34.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.96%, so look for shares of Thomson Reuters Corp to trade 0.96% lower - all else being equal - when TRI shares open for trading on 2/20/14. Similarly, investors should look for ATO to open 0.81% lower in price and for STR to open 0.75% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for TRI, ATO, and STR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Thomson Reuters Corp (Symbol: TRI) :

TRI+Dividend+History+Chart

Atmos Energy Corp. (Symbol: ATO) :

ATO+Dividend+History+Chart

Questar Corp. (Symbol: STR) :

STR+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 3.83% for Thomson Reuters Corp, 3.25% for Atmos Energy Corp., and 3.00% for Questar Corp..

In Tuesday trading, Thomson Reuters Corp shares are currently up about 0.5%, Atmos Energy Corp. shares are trading flat, and Questar Corp. shares are up about 0.1% 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: TRI , ATO , STR

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