Ex-Dividend Reminder: Accenture, Gazit-Globe and BankUnited

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/11/18, Accenture plc (Symbol: ACN), Gazit-Globe Ltd (Symbol: GZT), and BankUnited Inc. (Symbol: BKU) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Accenture plc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $1.33 on 5/15/18, Gazit-Globe Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.38 on 4/24/18, and BankUnited Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 4/30/18. As a percentage of ACN's recent stock price of $148.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.89%, so look for shares of Accenture plc to trade 0.89% lower - all else being equal - when ACN shares open for trading on 4/11/18. Similarly, investors should look for GZT to open 3.85% lower in price and for BKU to open 0.53% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ACN, GZT, and BKU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Accenture plc (Symbol: ACN) :


Gazit-Globe Ltd (Symbol: GZT) :


BankUnited Inc. (Symbol: BKU) :


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 1.79% for Accenture plc, 15.38% for Gazit-Globe Ltd, and 2.13% for BankUnited Inc..

In Monday trading, Accenture plc shares are currently up about 0.9%, Gazit-Globe Ltd shares are up about 2.4%, and BankUnited Inc. shares are up about 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 Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: ACN , GZT , BKU

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