Ex-Dividend Reminder: MAXIMUS, Unilever and Minerals Technologies

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/14/19, MAXIMUS Inc. (Symbol: MMS), Unilever N.V. (Symbol: UN), and Minerals Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: MTX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. MAXIMUS Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 2/28/19, Unilever N.V. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.4422 on 3/20/19, and Minerals Technologies, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 3/7/19. As a percentage of MMS's recent stock price of $69.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.36%, so look for shares of MAXIMUS Inc. to trade 0.36% lower - all else being equal - when MMS shares open for trading on 2/14/19. Similarly, investors should look for UN to open 0.80% lower in price and for MTX to open 0.09% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for MMS, UN, and MTX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

MAXIMUS Inc. (Symbol: MMS) :


Unilever N.V. (Symbol: UN) :


Minerals Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: MTX) :


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 1.43% for MAXIMUS Inc., 3.21% for Unilever N.V., and 0.35% for Minerals Technologies, Inc..

In Tuesday trading, MAXIMUS Inc. shares are currently up about 0.4%, Unilever N.V. shares are up about 0.8%, and Minerals Technologies, Inc. shares are up about 0.9% 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: MMS , UN , MTX

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