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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Church & Dwight, Cable One and Southern

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/16/17, Church & Dwight Co Inc (Symbol: CHD), Cable One Inc (Symbol: CABO), and Southern Company (Symbol: SO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Church & Dwight Co Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 3/1/17, Cable One Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.50 on 3/10/17, and Southern Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.56 on 3/6/17. As a percentage of CHD's recent stock price of $48.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.39%, so look for shares of Church & Dwight Co Inc to trade 0.39% lower - all else being equal - when CHD shares open for trading on 2/16/17. Similarly, investors should look for CABO to open 0.24% lower in price and for SO to open 1.15% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CHD, CABO, and SO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Church & Dwight Co Inc (Symbol: CHD) :

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Cable One Inc (Symbol: CABO) :

CABO+Dividend+History+Chart

Southern Company (Symbol: SO) :

SO+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 1.57% for Church & Dwight Co Inc, 0.94% for Cable One Inc, and 4.59% for Southern Company .

In Tuesday trading, Church & Dwight Co Inc shares are currently down about 0.3%, Cable One Inc shares are trading flat, and Southern Company shares are off about 0.8% 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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