Ex-Dividend Reminder: White Mountains Insurance Group, Fidelity National Financial and Endurance Specialty Holdings

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/13/14, White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (Symbol: WTM), Fidelity National Financial Inc (Symbol: FNF), and Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd (Symbol: ENH) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. will pay its annual dividend of $1.00 on 3/26/14, Fidelity National Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 3/31/14, and Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 3/31/14. As a percentage of WTM's recent stock price of $585.32, this dividend works out to approximately 0.17%, so look for shares of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. to trade 0.17% lower - all else being equal - when WTM shares open for trading on 3/13/14. Similarly, investors should look for FNF to open 0.55% lower in price and for ENH to open 0.65% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for WTM, FNF, and ENH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (Symbol: WTM) :


WTM+Dividend+History+Chart

Fidelity National Financial Inc (Symbol: FNF) :

FNF+Dividend+History+Chart

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd (Symbol: ENH) :

ENH+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 0.17% for White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., 2.19% for Fidelity National Financial Inc, and 2.59% for Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.

In Tuesday trading, White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. shares are currently off about 0.1%, Fidelity National Financial Inc shares are up about 0.6%, and Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd shares are off about 0.3% 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: WTM , FNF , ENH

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