Ex-Dividend Reminder: Ameriprise Financial, Brookline Bancorp and GEO Group

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/18, Ameriprise Financial Inc (Symbol: AMP), Brookline Bancorp Inc (Symbol: BRKL), and GEO Group Inc (Symbol: GEO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Ameriprise Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.83 on 2/28/18, Brookline Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 3/2/18, and GEO Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.47 on 2/27/18. As a percentage of AMP's recent stock price of $155.78, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of Ameriprise Financial Inc to trade 0.53% lower - all else being equal - when AMP shares open for trading on 2/15/18. Similarly, investors should look for BRKL to open 0.56% lower in price and for GEO to open 2.35% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AMP, BRKL, and GEO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Ameriprise Financial Inc (Symbol: AMP) :


Brookline Bancorp Inc (Symbol: BRKL) :


GEO Group Inc (Symbol: GEO) :


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 2.13% for Ameriprise Financial Inc, 2.24% for Brookline Bancorp Inc , and 9.40% for GEO Group Inc .

In Tuesday trading, Ameriprise Financial Inc shares are currently off about 0.1%, Brookline Bancorp Inc shares are down about 0.6%, and GEO Group Inc shares are up 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 Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: AMP , BRKL , GEO

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