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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Bae Sys, Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 10/18/18, Bae Sys plc (Symbol: BAESF), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Symbol: CL), and Procter & Gamble Company (Symbol: PG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Bae Sys plc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.09 on 11/30/18, Colgate-Palmolive Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.42 on 11/15/18, and Procter & Gamble Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.7172 on 11/15/18. As a percentage of BAESF's recent stock price of $7.44, this dividend works out to approximately 1.21%, so look for shares of Bae Sys plc to trade 1.21% lower - all else being equal - when BAESF shares open for trading on 10/18/18. Similarly, investors should look for CL to open 0.67% lower in price and for PG to open 0.89% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for BAESF, CL, and PG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Bae Sys plc (Symbol: BAESF) :

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Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Symbol: CL) :

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Procter & Gamble Company (Symbol: PG) :

PG+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 2.42% for Bae Sys plc, 2.68% for Colgate-Palmolive Co., and 3.57% for Procter & Gamble Company .

In Tuesday trading, Bae Sys plc shares are currently down about 4.6%, Colgate-Palmolive Co. shares are up about 0.2%, and Procter & Gamble Company shares are up 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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