Ex-Dividend Reminder: Macerich, Discover Financial Services and Welltower

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/20/19, Macerich Co (Symbol: MAC), Discover Financial Services (Symbol: DFS), and Welltower Inc (Symbol: WELL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Macerich Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 3/1/19, Discover Financial Services will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.40 on 3/7/19, and Welltower Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.87 on 2/28/19. As a percentage of MAC's recent stock price of $43.96, this dividend works out to approximately 1.71%, so look for shares of Macerich Co to trade 1.71% lower - all else being equal - when MAC shares open for trading on 2/20/19. Similarly, investors should look for DFS to open 0.56% lower in price and for WELL to open 1.13% lower, all else being equal.

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

Macerich Co (Symbol: MAC) :


Discover Financial Services (Symbol: DFS) :


Welltower Inc (Symbol: WELL) :


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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 6.82% for Macerich Co , 2.26% for Discover Financial Services, and 4.51% for Welltower Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Macerich Co shares are currently up about 0.6%, Discover Financial Services shares are off about 0.6%, and Welltower Inc shares are off 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: MAC , DFS , WELL

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