Ex-Dividend Reminder: GUESS ?, Quest Diagnostics and Brixmor Property Group

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/3/18, GUESS ?, Inc. (Symbol: GES), Quest Diagnostics, Inc. (Symbol: DGX), and Brixmor Property Group Inc (Symbol: BRX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. GUESS ?, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.225 on 4/20/18, Quest Diagnostics, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 4/18/18, and Brixmor Property Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 4/16/18. As a percentage of GES's recent stock price of $20.50, this dividend works out to approximately 1.10%, so look for shares of GUESS ?, Inc. to trade 1.10% lower - all else being equal - when GES shares open for trading on 4/3/18. Similarly, investors should look for DGX to open 0.50% lower in price and for BRX to open 1.82% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for GES, DGX, and BRX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

GUESS ?, Inc. (Symbol: GES) :


Quest Diagnostics, Inc. (Symbol: DGX) :


Brixmor Property Group Inc (Symbol: BRX) :


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 4.39% for GUESS ?, Inc., 2.01% for Quest Diagnostics, Inc., and 7.27% for Brixmor Property Group Inc.

In Monday trading, GUESS ?, Inc. shares are currently off about 1.2%, Quest Diagnostics, Inc. shares are off about 1%, and Brixmor Property Group Inc shares are off about 0.8% 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: GES , DGX , BRX

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