Ex-Dividend Reminder: Scorpio Tankers, Nielsen Holdings and Stanley Black & Decker

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/5/18, Scorpio Tankers Inc (Symbol: STNG), Nielsen Holdings PLC (Symbol: NLSN), and Stanley Black & Decker Inc (Symbol: SWK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Scorpio Tankers Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.01 on 6/28/18, Nielsen Holdings PLC will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 6/20/18, and Stanley Black & Decker Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.63 on 6/19/18. As a percentage of STNG's recent stock price of $2.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.35%, so look for shares of Scorpio Tankers Inc to trade 0.35% lower - all else being equal - when STNG shares open for trading on 6/5/18. Similarly, investors should look for NLSN to open 1.16% lower in price and for SWK to open 0.45% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for STNG, NLSN, and SWK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Scorpio Tankers Inc (Symbol: STNG) :


Nielsen Holdings PLC (Symbol: NLSN) :


Stanley Black & Decker Inc (Symbol: SWK) :


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 1.38% for Scorpio Tankers Inc, 4.64% for Nielsen Holdings PLC, and 1.78% for Stanley Black & Decker Inc.

In Friday trading, Scorpio Tankers Inc shares are currently down about 0.2%, Nielsen Holdings PLC shares are off about 0.1%, and Stanley Black & Decker Inc shares are up about 1.4% 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: STNG , NLSN , SWK

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