Ex-Dividend Reminder: MSCI, Nexstar Media Group and Duke Energy

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/15/18, MSCI Inc (Symbol: MSCI), Nexstar Media Group Inc (Symbol: NXST), and Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. MSCI Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.58 on 11/30/18, Nexstar Media Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.375 on 11/30/18, and Duke Energy Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.9275 on 12/17/18. As a percentage of MSCI's recent stock price of $148.07, this dividend works out to approximately 0.39%, so look for shares of MSCI Inc to trade 0.39% lower - all else being equal - when MSCI shares open for trading on 11/15/18. Similarly, investors should look for NXST to open 0.46% lower in price and for DUK to open 1.08% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for MSCI, NXST, and DUK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

MSCI Inc (Symbol: MSCI) :


Nexstar Media Group Inc (Symbol: NXST) :


Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK) :


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 1.57% for MSCI Inc, 1.84% for Nexstar Media Group Inc, and 4.32% for Duke Energy Corp.

In Tuesday trading, MSCI Inc shares are currently trading flat, Nexstar Media Group Inc shares are up about 1.5%, and Duke Energy Corp shares are off about 0.1% 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: MSCI , NXST , DUK

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