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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Celanese, Murphy Oil and Buckeye Partners

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/19, Celanese Corp (Symbol: CE), Murphy Oil Corp (Symbol: MUR), and Buckeye Partners LP (Symbol: BPL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Celanese Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.54 on 3/1/19, Murphy Oil Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/1/19, and Buckeye Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 2/26/19. As a percentage of CE's recent stock price of $99.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of Celanese Corp to trade 0.54% lower - all else being equal - when CE shares open for trading on 2/15/19. Similarly, investors should look for MUR to open 0.90% lower in price and for BPL to open 2.30% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CE, MUR, and BPL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Celanese Corp (Symbol: CE) :

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Murphy Oil Corp (Symbol: MUR) :

MUR+Dividend+History+Chart

Buckeye Partners LP (Symbol: BPL) :

BPL+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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 2.17% for Celanese Corp , 3.59% for Murphy Oil Corp, and 9.21% for Buckeye Partners LP.

In Wednesday trading, Celanese Corp shares are currently up about 0.1%, Murphy Oil Corp shares are up about 1.8%, and Buckeye Partners LP shares are up about 1.2% 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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