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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Qualcomm, John Bean Technologies and Forward Air


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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/6/19, Qualcomm Inc (Symbol: QCOM), John Bean Technologies Corp (Symbol: JBT), and Forward Air Corp (Symbol: FWRD) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Qualcomm Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.62 on 3/28/19, John Bean Technologies Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 3/21/19, and Forward Air Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 3/22/19. As a percentage of QCOM's recent stock price of $54.36, this dividend works out to approximately 1.14%, so look for shares of Qualcomm Inc to trade 1.14% lower - all else being equal - when QCOM shares open for trading on 3/6/19. Similarly, investors should look for JBT to open 0.11% lower in price and for FWRD to open 0.28% lower, all else being equal.

When an S&P 1500 component reaches 20 years of dividend increases, it becomes a contender to join the elite "Dividend Aristocrats" index. Qualcomm Inc (Symbol: QCOM) is a " future dividend aristocrats contender ," with 16+ years of increases.

Below are dividend history charts for QCOM, JBT, and FWRD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Qualcomm Inc (Symbol: QCOM) :

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John Bean Technologies Corp (Symbol: JBT) :

JBT+Dividend+History+Chart

Forward Air Corp (Symbol: FWRD) :

FWRD+Dividend+History+Chart

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 4.56% for Qualcomm Inc, 0.42% for John Bean Technologies Corp, and 1.12% for Forward Air Corp.

In Monday trading, Qualcomm Inc shares are currently up about 0.3%, John Bean Technologies Corp shares are up about 0.3%, and Forward Air 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: QCOM , JBT , FWRD




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