Ex-Dividend Reminder: Dominion Energy, Bloomin' Brands and WEC Energy Group

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/13/18, Dominion Energy Inc (Symbol: DCUD), Bloomin' Brands Inc (Symbol: BLMN), and WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Dominion Energy Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.8438 on 11/15/18, Bloomin' Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 11/21/18, and WEC Energy Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.5525 on 12/1/18. As a percentage of DCUD's recent stock price of $48.00, this dividend works out to approximately 1.76%, so look for shares of Dominion Energy Inc to trade 1.76% lower - all else being equal - when DCUD shares open for trading on 11/13/18. Similarly, investors should look for BLMN to open 0.41% lower in price and for WEC to open 0.80% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for DCUD, BLMN, and WEC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Dominion Energy Inc (Symbol: DCUD) :


Bloomin' Brands Inc (Symbol: BLMN) :


WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC) :


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 7.03% for Dominion Energy Inc , 1.64% for Bloomin' Brands Inc, and 3.19% for WEC Energy Group Inc.

In Friday trading, Dominion Energy Inc shares are currently trading flat, Bloomin' Brands Inc shares are up about 1%, and WEC Energy Group 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: DCUD , BLMN , WEC

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