Ex-Dividend Reminder: Aramark, Yum! Brands and CenterPoint Energy

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/15/19, Aramark (Symbol: ARMK), Yum! Brands Inc (Symbol: YUM), and CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Symbol: CNP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Aramark will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.11 on 5/30/19, Yum! Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.42 on 6/7/19, and CenterPoint Energy, Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.2875 on 6/13/19. As a percentage of ARMK's recent stock price of $30.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.36%, so look for shares of Aramark to trade 0.36% lower - all else being equal - when ARMK shares open for trading on 5/15/19. Similarly, investors should look for YUM to open 0.42% lower in price and for CNP to open 0.97% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ARMK, YUM, and CNP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Aramark (Symbol: ARMK) :


Yum! Brands Inc (Symbol: YUM) :


CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Symbol: CNP) :


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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 1.44% for Aramark, 1.67% for Yum! Brands Inc, and 3.87% for CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

In Monday trading, Aramark shares are currently down about 2.6%, Yum! Brands Inc shares are down about 0.8%, and CenterPoint Energy, Inc shares are up about 0.2% 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 , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: ARMK , YUM , CNP

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