Ex-Dividend Reminder: Torchmark, CSRA and NetApp

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 1/4/18, Torchmark Corp (Symbol: TMK), CSRA Inc (Symbol: CSRA), and NetApp, Inc. (Symbol: NTAP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Torchmark Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 2/1/18, CSRA Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 1/25/18, and NetApp, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 1/24/18. As a percentage of TMK's recent stock price of $90.87, this dividend works out to approximately 0.17%, so look for shares of Torchmark Corp to trade 0.17% lower - all else being equal - when TMK shares open for trading on 1/4/18. Similarly, investors should look for CSRA to open 0.33% lower in price and for NTAP to open 0.36% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for TMK, CSRA, and NTAP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Torchmark Corp (Symbol: TMK) :


CSRA Inc (Symbol: CSRA) :


NetApp, Inc. (Symbol: NTAP) :


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 0.66% for Torchmark Corp, 1.33% for CSRA Inc, and 1.43% for NetApp, Inc..

In Tuesday trading, Torchmark Corp shares are currently up about 0.2%, CSRA Inc shares are up about 0.5%, and NetApp, Inc. shares are up about 0.8% 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: TMK , CSRA , NTAP

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