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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Applied Materials, j2 Global and Timken

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/17/17, Applied Materials, Inc. (Symbol: AMAT), j2 Global Inc (Symbol: JCOM), and Timken Co. (Symbol: TKR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Applied Materials, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 3/15/17, j2 Global Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.365 on 3/9/17, and Timken Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 3/3/17. As a percentage of AMAT's recent stock price of $35.30, this dividend works out to approximately 0.28%, so look for shares of Applied Materials, Inc. to trade 0.28% lower - all else being equal - when AMAT shares open for trading on 2/17/17. Similarly, investors should look for JCOM to open 0.44% lower in price and for TKR to open 0.57% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AMAT, JCOM, and TKR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Applied Materials, Inc. (Symbol: AMAT) :

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j2 Global Inc (Symbol: JCOM) :

JCOM+Dividend+History+Chart

Timken Co. (Symbol: TKR) :

TKR+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 1.13% for Applied Materials, Inc., 1.75% for j2 Global Inc , and 2.30% for Timken Co. .

In Wednesday trading, Applied Materials, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2%, j2 Global Inc shares are down about 0.3%, and Timken Co. shares are off about 0.1% 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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