Ex-Dividend Reminder: Meridian Bancorp, QTS Realty Trust and Cincinnati Financial

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/18/19, Meridian Bancorp Inc (Symbol: EBSB), QTS Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: QTS), and Cincinnati Financial Corp. (Symbol: CINF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Meridian Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 4/2/19, QTS Realty Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on 4/4/19, and Cincinnati Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.56 on 4/15/19. As a percentage of EBSB's recent stock price of $15.85, this dividend works out to approximately 0.44%, so look for shares of Meridian Bancorp Inc to trade 0.44% lower - all else being equal - when EBSB shares open for trading on 3/18/19. Similarly, investors should look for QTS to open 1.02% lower in price and for CINF to open 0.65% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for EBSB, QTS, and CINF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Meridian Bancorp Inc (Symbol: EBSB) :


QTS Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: QTS) :


Cincinnati Financial Corp. (Symbol: CINF) :


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 1.77% for Meridian Bancorp Inc, 4.10% for QTS Realty Trust Inc, and 2.62% for Cincinnati Financial Corp..

In Friday trading, Meridian Bancorp Inc shares are currently down about 0.1%, QTS Realty Trust Inc shares are off about 0.3%, and Cincinnati Financial Corp. shares are up about 0.2% 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: EBSB , QTS , CINF

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