Ex-Dividend Reminder: Hartford Financial Services Group, Columbia Property Trust and Associated Banc-Corp

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/31/18, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG), Columbia Property Trust Inc (Symbol: CXP), and Associated Banc-Corp (Symbol: ASB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 10/1/18, Columbia Property Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 9/18/18, and Associated Banc-Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 9/17/18. As a percentage of HIG's recent stock price of $50.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. to trade 0.59% lower - all else being equal - when HIG shares open for trading on 8/31/18. Similarly, investors should look for CXP to open 0.84% lower in price and for ASB to open 0.55% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for HIG, CXP, and ASB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG) :


Columbia Property Trust Inc (Symbol: CXP) :


Associated Banc-Corp (Symbol: ASB) :


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 2.37% for Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., 3.38% for Columbia Property Trust Inc, and 2.20% for Associated Banc-Corp.

In Wednesday trading, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. shares are currently off about 0.5%, Columbia Property Trust Inc shares are down about 0.4%, and Associated Banc-Corp shares are down about 0.4% 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: HIG , CXP , ASB

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