Ex-Dividend Reminder: Weis Markets, Southern and AmerisourceBergen

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/19, Weis Markets, Inc. (Symbol: WMK), Southern Company (Symbol: SO), and AmerisourceBergen Corp. (Symbol: ABC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Weis Markets, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 3/5/19, Southern Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.60 on 3/6/19, and AmerisourceBergen Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.40 on 3/4/19. As a percentage of WMK's recent stock price of $51.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Weis Markets, Inc. to trade 0.60% lower - all else being equal - when WMK shares open for trading on 2/15/19. Similarly, investors should look for SO to open 1.22% lower in price and for ABC to open 0.47% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for WMK, SO, and ABC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Weis Markets, Inc. (Symbol: WMK) :


Southern Company (Symbol: SO) :


AmerisourceBergen Corp. (Symbol: ABC) :


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 2.42% for Weis Markets, Inc., 4.88% for Southern Company , and 1.86% for AmerisourceBergen Corp..

In Wednesday trading, Weis Markets, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3%, Southern Company shares are down about 0.4%, and AmerisourceBergen 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: WMK , SO , ABC

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