Ex-Dividend Reminder: Chemical Financial, Principal Financial Group and Commerce Bancshares

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/6/18, Chemical Financial Corp (Symbol: CHFC), Principal Financial Group Inc (Symbol: PFG), and Commerce Bancshares Inc (Symbol: CBSH) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Chemical Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 9/21/18, Principal Financial Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.53 on 9/28/18, and Commerce Bancshares Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.235 on 9/24/18. As a percentage of CHFC's recent stock price of $56.86, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Chemical Financial Corp to trade 0.60% lower - all else being equal - when CHFC shares open for trading on 9/6/18. Similarly, investors should look for PFG to open 0.96% lower in price and for CBSH to open 0.33% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CHFC, PFG, and CBSH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Chemical Financial Corp (Symbol: CHFC) :


Principal Financial Group Inc (Symbol: PFG) :


Commerce Bancshares Inc (Symbol: CBSH) :


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 2.39% for Chemical Financial Corp, 3.86% for Principal Financial Group Inc, and 1.32% for Commerce Bancshares Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Chemical Financial Corp shares are currently off about 0.5%, Principal Financial Group Inc shares are off about 0.4%, and Commerce Bancshares Inc shares are up 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: CHFC , PFG , CBSH

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