Ex-Dividend Reminder: Foot Locker, Zoetis and First Busey

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/19/18, Foot Locker, Inc. (Symbol: FL), Zoetis Inc (Symbol: ZTS), and First Busey Corp (Symbol: BUSE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Foot Locker, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.345 on 5/4/18, Zoetis Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.126 on 6/1/18, and First Busey Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 4/27/18. As a percentage of FL's recent stock price of $43.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.80%, so look for shares of Foot Locker, Inc. to trade 0.80% lower - all else being equal - when FL shares open for trading on 4/19/18. Similarly, investors should look for ZTS to open 0.15% lower in price and for BUSE to open 0.65% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for FL, ZTS, and BUSE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Foot Locker, Inc. (Symbol: FL) :


Zoetis Inc (Symbol: ZTS) :


First Busey Corp (Symbol: BUSE) :


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 3.19% for Foot Locker, Inc., 0.59% for Zoetis Inc, and 2.60% for First Busey Corp.

In Tuesday trading, Foot Locker, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.2%, Zoetis Inc shares are up about 0.9%, and First Busey Corp shares are up about 0.6% 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: FL , ZTS , BUSE

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