Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Interstate BancSystem, Macerich and Washington Federal

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/8/18, First Interstate BancSystem Inc (Symbol: FIBK), Macerich Co (Symbol: MAC), and Washington Federal Inc. (Symbol: WAFD) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. First Interstate BancSystem Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.28 on 11/19/18, Macerich Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 12/3/18, and Washington Federal Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 11/23/18. As a percentage of FIBK's recent stock price of $42.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.66%, so look for shares of First Interstate BancSystem Inc to trade 0.66% lower - all else being equal - when FIBK shares open for trading on 11/8/18. Similarly, investors should look for MAC to open 1.44% lower in price and for WAFD to open 0.64% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for FIBK, MAC, and WAFD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

First Interstate BancSystem Inc (Symbol: FIBK) :


Macerich Co (Symbol: MAC) :


Washington Federal Inc. (Symbol: WAFD) :


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 2.64% for First Interstate BancSystem Inc, 5.77% for Macerich Co , and 2.58% for Washington Federal Inc..

In Tuesday trading, First Interstate BancSystem Inc shares are currently down about 0.4%, Macerich Co shares are up about 0.1%, and Washington Federal Inc. 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: FIBK , MAC , WAFD

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