Ex-Dividend Reminder: Visa, Jabil Circuit and DuPont

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/12/14, Visa Inc (Symbol: V), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (Symbol: JBL), and DuPont (Symbol: DD) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Visa Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.40 on 3/4/14, Jabil Circuit, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 3/3/14, and DuPont will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.45 on 3/14/14. As a percentage of V's recent stock price of $220.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.18%, so look for shares of Visa Inc to trade 0.18% lower - all else being equal - when V shares open for trading on 2/12/14. Similarly, investors should look for JBL to open 0.44% lower in price and for DD to open 0.71% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for V, JBL, and DD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Visa Inc (Symbol: V) :


V+Dividend+History+Chart

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (Symbol: JBL) :

JBL+Dividend+History+Chart

DuPont (Symbol: DD) :

DD+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 0.72% for Visa Inc, 1.76% for Jabil Circuit, Inc., and 2.84% for DuPont.

In Monday trading, Visa Inc shares are currently off about 0.4%, Jabil Circuit, Inc. shares are up about 0.8%, and DuPont 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: V , JBL , DD

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