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Ex-Dividend Reminder: AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Bloomin' Brands and Melco Crown Entertainment

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/23/17, AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc (Symbol: APFH), Bloomin' Brands Inc (Symbol: BLMN), and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (Symbol: MPEL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 3/6/17, Bloomin' Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 3/10/17, and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 3/15/17. As a percentage of APFH's recent stock price of $28.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc to trade 0.57% lower - all else being equal - when APFH shares open for trading on 2/23/17. Similarly, investors should look for BLMN to open 0.43% lower in price and for MPEL to open 0.54% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for APFH, BLMN, and MPEL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc (Symbol: APFH) :

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Bloomin' Brands Inc (Symbol: BLMN) :

BLMN+Dividend+History+Chart

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (Symbol: MPEL) :

MPEL+Dividend+History+Chart

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 2.28% for AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc, 1.70% for Bloomin' Brands Inc, and 2.14% for Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.

In Tuesday trading, AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, Bloomin' Brands Inc shares are down about 0.5%, and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd shares are down about 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.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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