Ex-Dividend Reminder: Central Fund of Canada, National Retail Properties and Texas Instruments

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 10/30/17, Central Fund of Canada Ltd (Symbol: CEF), National Retail Properties Inc (Symbol: NNN), and Texas Instruments Inc. (Symbol: TXN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Central Fund of Canada Ltd will pay its annual dividend of $0.01 on 11/14/17, National Retail Properties Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.475 on 11/15/17, and Texas Instruments Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.62 on 11/13/17. As a percentage of CEF's recent stock price of $13.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.08%, so look for shares of Central Fund of Canada Ltd to trade 0.08% lower - all else being equal - when CEF shares open for trading on 10/30/17. Similarly, investors should look for NNN to open 1.17% lower in price and for TXN to open 0.64% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CEF, NNN, and TXN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Central Fund of Canada Ltd (Symbol: CEF) :


National Retail Properties Inc (Symbol: NNN) :


Texas Instruments Inc. (Symbol: TXN) :


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 0.08% for Central Fund of Canada Ltd, 4.67% for National Retail Properties Inc, and 2.56% for Texas Instruments Inc..

In Thursday trading, Central Fund of Canada Ltd shares are currently trading flat, National Retail Properties Inc shares are off about 0.2%, and Texas Instruments Inc. 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: CEF , NNN , TXN

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