Ex-Dividend Reminder: Altran Technologies, StoneMor Partners and Bloomin' Brands

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/4/16, Altran Technologies S A (Symbol: ALTKY), StoneMor Partners L P (Symbol: STON), and Bloomin' Brands Inc (Symbol: BLMN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Altran Technologies S A will pay its annual dividend of $0.2148 on 6/1/16, StoneMor Partners L P will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.66 on 5/13/16, and Bloomin' Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 5/19/16. As a percentage of ALTKY's recent stock price of $1.57, this dividend works out to approximately 13.68%, so look for shares of Altran Technologies S A to trade 13.68% lower - all else being equal - when ALTKY shares open for trading on 5/4/16. Similarly, investors should look for STON to open 2.69% lower in price and for BLMN to open 0.37% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ALTKY, STON, and BLMN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Altran Technologies S A (Symbol: ALTKY) :


StoneMor Partners L P (Symbol: STON) :


Bloomin' Brands Inc (Symbol: BLMN) :


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 13.68% for Altran Technologies S A, 10.76% for StoneMor Partners L P, and 1.47% for Bloomin' Brands Inc.

In Monday trading, Altran Technologies S A shares are currently down about 2.5%, StoneMor Partners L P shares are up about 0.6%, and Bloomin' Brands Inc shares are up about 1.7% 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: ALTKY , STON , BLMN

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