Ex-Dividend Reminder: James River Group Holdings, VFC and CBS

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/7/18, James River Group Holdings Ltd. (Symbol: JRVR), VF Corp. (Symbol: VFC), and CBS Corp (Symbol: CBS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. James River Group Holdings Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 9/28/18, VF Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.46 on 9/20/18, and CBS Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 10/1/18. As a percentage of JRVR's recent stock price of $41.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of James River Group Holdings Ltd. to trade 0.72% lower - all else being equal - when JRVR shares open for trading on 9/7/18. Similarly, investors should look for VFC to open 0.50% lower in price and for CBS to open 0.34% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for JRVR, VFC, and CBS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

James River Group Holdings Ltd. (Symbol: JRVR) :


VF Corp. (Symbol: VFC) :


CBS Corp (Symbol: CBS) :


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 2.88% for James River Group Holdings Ltd., 2.02% for VF Corp., and 1.36% for CBS Corp.

In Wednesday trading, James River Group Holdings Ltd. shares are currently up about 1.5%, VF Corp. shares are off about 0.8%, and CBS Corp shares are up about 1% 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: JRVR , VFC , CBS

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