Ex-Dividend Reminder: Blackrock, Kearny Financial and BGC Partners

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/5/19, Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK), Kearny Financial Corp (Symbol: KRNY), and BGC Partners Inc - Class A (Symbol: BGCP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Blackrock Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $3.30 on 3/21/19, Kearny Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 3/20/19, and BGC Partners Inc - Class A will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 3/20/19. As a percentage of BLK's recent stock price of $450.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.73%, so look for shares of Blackrock Inc to trade 0.73% lower - all else being equal - when BLK shares open for trading on 3/5/19. Similarly, investors should look for KRNY to open 0.44% lower in price and for BGCP to open 2.26% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for BLK, KRNY, and BGCP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK) :


Kearny Financial Corp (Symbol: KRNY) :


BGC Partners Inc - Class A (Symbol: BGCP) :


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 2.93% for Blackrock Inc, 1.76% for Kearny Financial Corp , and 9.05% for BGC Partners Inc - Class A.

In Friday trading, Blackrock Inc shares are currently up about 1.5%, Kearny Financial Corp shares are up about 0.3%, and BGC Partners Inc - Class A shares are up about 1% 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: BLK , KRNY , BGCP

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