Ex-Dividend Reminder: Yum! Brands, WEC Energy Group and Consolidated Edison

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/13/18, Yum! Brands Inc (Symbol: YUM), WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC), and Consolidated Edison Inc (Symbol: ED) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Yum! Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.36 on 3/9/18, WEC Energy Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.5525 on 3/1/18, and Consolidated Edison Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.715 on 3/15/18. As a percentage of YUM's recent stock price of $77.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%, so look for shares of Yum! Brands Inc to trade 0.46% lower - all else being equal - when YUM shares open for trading on 2/13/18. Similarly, investors should look for WEC to open 0.92% lower in price and for ED to open 0.95% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for YUM, WEC, and ED, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Yum! Brands Inc (Symbol: YUM) :


WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC) :


Consolidated Edison Inc (Symbol: ED) :


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 1.85% for Yum! Brands Inc, 3.68% for WEC Energy Group Inc, and 3.79% for Consolidated Edison Inc.

In Friday trading, Yum! Brands Inc shares are currently up about 2.1%, WEC Energy Group Inc shares are up about 1%, and Consolidated Edison Inc shares are up about 1.1% 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: YUM , WEC , ED

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