Ex-Dividend Reminder: Meridian Bancorp, STMicroelectronics and ADT

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/17/18, Meridian Bancorp Inc (Symbol: EBSB), STMicroelectronics NV (Symbol: STM), and ADT Inc (Symbol: ADT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Meridian Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 10/2/18, STMicroelectronics NV will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 9/25/18, and ADT Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.035 on 10/2/18. As a percentage of EBSB's recent stock price of $17.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.28%, so look for shares of Meridian Bancorp Inc to trade 0.28% lower - all else being equal - when EBSB shares open for trading on 9/17/18. Similarly, investors should look for STM to open 0.33% lower in price and for ADT to open 0.40% lower, all else being equal.

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

Meridian Bancorp Inc (Symbol: EBSB) :


STMicroelectronics NV (Symbol: STM) :


ADT Inc (Symbol: ADT) :


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 1.12% for Meridian Bancorp Inc, 1.31% for STMicroelectronics NV, and 1.62% for ADT Inc .

In Thursday trading, Meridian Bancorp Inc shares are currently up about 0.3%, STMicroelectronics NV shares are up about 2.8%, and ADT Inc shares are up about 0.5% 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 , STM , ADT

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