Ex-Dividend Reminder: Tredegar, Magna International and US Silica Holdings

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/12/14, Tredegar Corp. (Symbol: TG), Magna International Inc. (Symbol: MGA), and US Silica Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: SLCA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Tredegar Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 4/1/14, Magna International Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.38 on 3/28/14, and US Silica Holdings, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.125 on 4/1/14. As a percentage of TG's recent stock price of $24.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.28%, so look for shares of Tredegar Corp. to trade 0.28% lower - all else being equal - when TG shares open for trading on 3/12/14. Similarly, investors should look for MGA to open 0.39% lower in price and for SLCA to open 0.35% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for TG, MGA, and SLCA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Tredegar Corp. (Symbol: TG) :

TG+Dividend+History+Chart

Magna International Inc. (Symbol: MGA) :

MGA+Dividend+History+Chart

US Silica Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: SLCA) :

SLCA+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 1.13% for Tredegar Corp., 1.57% for Magna International Inc., and 1.41% for US Silica Holdings, Inc..

In Monday trading, Tredegar Corp. shares are currently down about 0.6%, Magna International Inc. shares are up about 0.4%, and US Silica Holdings, Inc. shares are up about 0.5% 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: TG , MGA , SLCA

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