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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Becton, Dickinson, Hanover Insurance Group and Anthem

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/8/18, Becton, Dickinson & Co (Symbol: BDX), Hanover Insurance Group Inc (Symbol: THG), and Anthem Inc (Symbol: ANTM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Becton, Dickinson & Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 3/30/18, Hanover Insurance Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.54 on 3/29/18, and Anthem Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 3/23/18. As a percentage of BDX's recent stock price of $217.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.34%, so look for shares of Becton, Dickinson & Co to trade 0.34% lower - all else being equal - when BDX shares open for trading on 3/8/18. Similarly, investors should look for THG to open 0.49% lower in price and for ANTM to open 0.32% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for BDX, THG, and ANTM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Becton, Dickinson & Co (Symbol: BDX) :

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Hanover Insurance Group Inc (Symbol: THG) :

THG+Dividend+History+Chart

Anthem Inc (Symbol: ANTM) :

ANTM+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 1.38% for Becton, Dickinson & Co, 1.95% for Hanover Insurance Group Inc, and 1.30% for Anthem Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Becton, Dickinson & Co shares are currently up about 0.1%, Hanover Insurance Group Inc shares are trading flat, and Anthem Inc shares are down about 0.4% 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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