Ex-Dividend Reminder: Manulife Financial Corp, Investment Technology Group and Blackbaud

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/26/19, Manulife Financial Corp (Symbol: MFC), Investment Technology Group Inc (Symbol: ITG), and Blackbaud, Inc. (Symbol: BLKB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Manulife Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/19/19, Investment Technology Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 3/15/19, and Blackbaud, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 3/15/19. As a percentage of MFC's recent stock price of $16.89, this dividend works out to approximately 1.48%, so look for shares of Manulife Financial Corp to trade 1.48% lower - all else being equal - when MFC shares open for trading on 2/26/19. Similarly, investors should look for ITG to open 0.23% lower in price and for BLKB to open 0.16% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for MFC, ITG, and BLKB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Manulife Financial Corp (Symbol: MFC) :


Investment Technology Group Inc (Symbol: ITG) :


Blackbaud, Inc. (Symbol: BLKB) :


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 5.92% for Manulife Financial Corp, 0.92% for Investment Technology Group Inc, and 0.63% for Blackbaud, Inc..

In Friday trading, Manulife Financial Corp shares are currently up about 0.5%, Investment Technology Group Inc shares are trading flat, and Blackbaud, Inc. shares are trading flat 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: MFC , BLKB

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