Ex-Dividend Reminder: Northern Trust, CME Group and First American Financial

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/7/19, Northern Trust Corp (Symbol: NTRS), CME Group (Symbol: CME), and First American Financial Corp (Symbol: FAF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Northern Trust Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.60 on 4/1/19, CME Group will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 3/25/19, and First American Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.42 on 3/15/19. As a percentage of NTRS's recent stock price of $92.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of Northern Trust Corp to trade 0.65% lower - all else being equal - when NTRS shares open for trading on 3/7/19. Similarly, investors should look for CME to open 0.42% lower in price and for FAF to open 0.83% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for NTRS, CME, and FAF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Northern Trust Corp (Symbol: NTRS) :


CME Group (Symbol: CME) :


First American Financial Corp (Symbol: FAF) :


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 2.60% for Northern Trust Corp, 1.66% for CME Group, and 3.33% for First American Financial Corp.

In Tuesday trading, Northern Trust Corp shares are currently down about 0.4%, CME Group shares are down about 0.1%, and First American Financial 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: NTRS , CME , FAF

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