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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Avista, Chemed and AEGON

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/23/17, Avista Corp. (Symbol: AVA), Chemed Corp (Symbol: CHE), and AEGON N.V. (Symbol: AEG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Avista Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3575 on 6/15/17, Chemed Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 6/14/17, and AEGON N.V. will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.1379 on 6/23/17. As a percentage of AVA's recent stock price of $41.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.86%, so look for shares of Avista Corp. to trade 0.86% lower - all else being equal - when AVA shares open for trading on 5/23/17. Similarly, investors should look for CHE to open 0.13% lower in price and for AEG to open 2.78% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AVA, CHE, and AEG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Avista Corp. (Symbol: AVA) :

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Chemed Corp (Symbol: CHE) :

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AEGON N.V. (Symbol: AEG) :

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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 3.45% for Avista Corp., 0.53% for Chemed Corp, and 5.56% for AEGON N.V..

In Friday trading, Avista Corp. shares are currently off about 0.2%, Chemed Corp shares are off about 0.1%, and AEGON N.V. 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.


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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