Ex-Dividend Reminder: CF Industries Holdings, Cimarex Energy and BP

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/14/19, CF Industries Holdings Inc (Symbol: CF), Cimarex Energy Co (Symbol: XEC), and BP PLC (Symbol: BP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CF Industries Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 2/28/19, Cimarex Energy Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 3/1/19, and BP PLC will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.615 on 3/29/19. As a percentage of CF's recent stock price of $42.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.71%, so look for shares of CF Industries Holdings Inc to trade 0.71% lower - all else being equal - when CF shares open for trading on 2/14/19. Similarly, investors should look for XEC to open 0.24% lower in price and for BP to open 1.44% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CF, XEC, and BP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

CF Industries Holdings Inc (Symbol: CF) :


Cimarex Energy Co (Symbol: XEC) :


BP PLC (Symbol: BP) :


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 2.85% for CF Industries Holdings Inc, 0.97% for Cimarex Energy Co, and 5.78% for BP PLC.

In Tuesday trading, CF Industries Holdings Inc shares are currently up about 0.2%, Cimarex Energy Co shares are up about 2.3%, and BP PLC shares are up about 0.9% 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: CF , XEC , BP

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