Ex-Dividend Reminder: ResMed, Affiliated Managers Group and Washington Federal

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/7/18, ResMed Inc. (Symbol: RMD), Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (Symbol: AMG), and Washington Federal Inc. (Symbol: WAFD) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. ResMed Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 3/15/18, Affiliated Managers Group Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 2/23/18, and Washington Federal Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 2/23/18. As a percentage of RMD's recent stock price of $92.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%, so look for shares of ResMed Inc. to trade 0.38% lower - all else being equal - when RMD shares open for trading on 2/7/18. Similarly, investors should look for AMG to open 0.16% lower in price and for WAFD to open 0.50% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for RMD, AMG, and WAFD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

ResMed Inc. (Symbol: RMD) :


Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (Symbol: AMG) :


Washington Federal Inc. (Symbol: WAFD) :


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 1.51% for ResMed Inc., 0.65% for Affiliated Managers Group Inc., and 1.99% for Washington Federal Inc..

In Tuesday trading, ResMed Inc. shares are currently down about 0.8%, Affiliated Managers Group Inc. shares are off about 2.6%, and Washington Federal Inc. shares are down about 0.7% 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: RMD , AMG , WAFD

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