Ex-Dividend Reminder: CVS Health, Interdigital and GEO Group

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/20/18, CVS Health Corporation (Symbol: CVS), Interdigital Inc (Symbol: IDCC), and GEO Group Inc (Symbol: GEO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CVS Health Corporation will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 5/3/18, Interdigital Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 5/1/18, and GEO Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.47 on 5/3/18. As a percentage of CVS's recent stock price of $67.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.74%, so look for shares of CVS Health Corporation to trade 0.74% lower - all else being equal - when CVS shares open for trading on 4/20/18. Similarly, investors should look for IDCC to open 0.44% lower in price and for GEO to open 2.11% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CVS, IDCC, and GEO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

CVS Health Corporation (Symbol: CVS) :


Interdigital Inc (Symbol: IDCC) :


GEO Group Inc (Symbol: GEO) :


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 2.96% for CVS Health Corporation, 1.76% for Interdigital Inc , and 8.44% for GEO Group Inc .

In Wednesday trading, CVS Health Corporation shares are currently up about 0.6%, Interdigital Inc shares are down about 0.6%, and GEO Group Inc shares are up about 0.3% 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: CVS , IDCC , GEO

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