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

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/14/18, CF Industries Holdings Inc (Symbol: CF), International Paper Co (Symbol: IP), and Cimarex Energy Co (Symbol: XEC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CF Industries Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 8/31/18, International Paper Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.475 on 9/17/18, and Cimarex Energy Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 8/31/18. As a percentage of CF's recent stock price of $49.22, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of CF Industries Holdings Inc to trade 0.61% lower - all else being equal - when CF shares open for trading on 8/14/18. Similarly, investors should look for IP to open 0.90% lower in price and for XEC to open 0.18% lower, all else being equal.

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

CF Industries Holdings Inc (Symbol: CF) :


International Paper Co (Symbol: IP) :


Cimarex Energy Co (Symbol: XEC) :


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 2.44% for CF Industries Holdings Inc, 3.61% for International Paper Co, and 0.72% for Cimarex Energy Co.

In Friday trading, CF Industries Holdings Inc shares are currently off about 1.1%, International Paper Co shares are off about 1%, and Cimarex Energy Co shares are down about 0.2% 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 , IP , XEC

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