Ex-Dividend Reminder: Arthur J. Gallagher, Associated Banc-Corp and Chemical Financial

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/31/18, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Symbol: AJG), Associated Banc-Corp (Symbol: ASB), and Chemical Financial Corp (Symbol: CHFC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.41 on 6/15/18, Associated Banc-Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 6/15/18, and Chemical Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.28 on 6/15/18. As a percentage of AJG's recent stock price of $66.76, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. to trade 0.61% lower - all else being equal - when AJG shares open for trading on 5/31/18. Similarly, investors should look for ASB to open 0.55% lower in price and for CHFC to open 0.49% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AJG, ASB, and CHFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Symbol: AJG) :


Associated Banc-Corp (Symbol: ASB) :


Chemical Financial Corp (Symbol: CHFC) :


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 2.46% for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., 2.19% for Associated Banc-Corp, and 1.97% for Chemical Financial Corp.

In Tuesday trading, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares are currently down about 1.3%, Associated Banc-Corp shares are off about 1.1%, and Chemical Financial Corp shares are down about 0.8% 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: AJG , ASB , CHFC

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