Ex-Dividend Reminder: Big Lots, KAR Auction Services and Advance Auto Parts

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/21/19, Big Lots, Inc. (Symbol: BIG), KAR Auction Services Inc. (Symbol: KAR), and Advance Auto Parts Inc (Symbol: AAP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Big Lots, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 4/5/19, KAR Auction Services Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 4/4/19, and Advance Auto Parts Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 4/5/19. As a percentage of BIG's recent stock price of $34.49, this dividend works out to approximately 0.87%, so look for shares of Big Lots, Inc. to trade 0.87% lower - all else being equal - when BIG shares open for trading on 3/21/19. Similarly, investors should look for KAR to open 0.72% lower in price and for AAP to open 0.04% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for BIG, KAR, and AAP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Big Lots, Inc. (Symbol: BIG) :


KAR Auction Services Inc. (Symbol: KAR) :


Advance Auto Parts Inc (Symbol: AAP) :


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 3.48% for Big Lots, Inc., 2.88% for KAR Auction Services Inc., and 0.15% for Advance Auto Parts Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Big Lots, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2%, KAR Auction Services Inc. shares are off about 0.1%, and Advance Auto Parts Inc shares are trading flat 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: BIG , KAR , AAP

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