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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Aqua America, Duke Energy and Bio-Techne

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/16/18, Aqua America Inc (Symbol: WTR), Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK), and Bio-Techne Corp (Symbol: TECH) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Aqua America Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.219 on 9/1/18, Duke Energy Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.9275 on 9/17/18, and Bio-Techne Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 8/31/18. As a percentage of WTR's recent stock price of $37.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Aqua America Inc to trade 0.59% lower - all else being equal - when WTR shares open for trading on 8/16/18. Similarly, investors should look for DUK to open 1.14% lower in price and for TECH to open 0.18% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for WTR, DUK, and TECH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Aqua America Inc (Symbol: WTR) :

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Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK) :

DUK+Dividend+History+Chart

Bio-Techne Corp (Symbol: TECH) :

TECH+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 2.35% for Aqua America Inc, 4.57% for Duke Energy Corp, and 0.72% for Bio-Techne Corp.

In Tuesday trading, Aqua America Inc shares are currently up about 0.4%, Duke Energy Corp shares are up about 0.3%, and Bio-Techne Corp shares are off about 0.3% 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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