Ex-Dividend Reminder: Patterson Companies, Waddell & Reed Financial and Science Applications International

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 1/10/19, Patterson Companies Inc (Symbol: PDCO), Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (Symbol: WDR), and Science Applications International Corp (Symbol: SAIC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Patterson Companies Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 1/25/19, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 2/1/19, and Science Applications International Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 1/25/19. As a percentage of PDCO's recent stock price of $20.95, this dividend works out to approximately 1.24%, so look for shares of Patterson Companies Inc to trade 1.24% lower - all else being equal - when PDCO shares open for trading on 1/10/19. Similarly, investors should look for WDR to open 1.39% lower in price and for SAIC to open 0.48% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for PDCO, WDR, and SAIC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Patterson Companies Inc (Symbol: PDCO) :


Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (Symbol: WDR) :


Science Applications International Corp (Symbol: SAIC) :


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 4.97% for Patterson Companies Inc, 5.57% for Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, and 1.90% for Science Applications International Corp .

In Tuesday trading, Patterson Companies Inc shares are currently up about 0.9%, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc shares are up about 0.9%, and Science Applications International Corp shares are up about 1.5% 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: PDCO , WDR , SAIC

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