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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Artisan Partners Asset Management, Union Bankshares and PartnerRe

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/11/15, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (Symbol: APAM), Union Bankshares Corp (Symbol: UBSH), and PartnerRe Ltd. (Symbol: PRE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.60 on 2/27/15, Union Bankshares Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 2/27/15, and PartnerRe Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.70 on 2/27/15. As a percentage of APAM's recent stock price of $47.54, this dividend works out to approximately 1.26%, so look for shares of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc to trade 1.26% lower - all else being equal - when APAM shares open for trading on 2/11/15. Similarly, investors should look for UBSH to open 0.68% lower in price and for PRE to open 0.58% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for APAM, UBSH, and PRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (Symbol: APAM) :

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Union Bankshares Corp (Symbol: UBSH) :

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PartnerRe Ltd. (Symbol: PRE) :

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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 5.05% for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc, 2.74% for Union Bankshares Corp , and 2.31% for PartnerRe Ltd..

In Monday trading, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc shares are currently off about 0.8%, Union Bankshares Corp shares are off about 0.8%, and PartnerRe Ltd. shares are trading flat 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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