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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Cincinnati Financial, EastGroup Properties and Financial Engines

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/20/17, Cincinnati Financial Corp. (Symbol: CINF), EastGroup Properties Inc (Symbol: EGP), and Financial Engines Inc (Symbol: FNGN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cincinnati Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 4/14/17, EastGroup Properties Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.62 on 3/31/17, and Financial Engines Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 4/5/17. As a percentage of CINF's recent stock price of $75.18, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Cincinnati Financial Corp. to trade 0.67% lower - all else being equal - when CINF shares open for trading on 3/20/17. Similarly, investors should look for EGP to open 0.86% lower in price and for FNGN to open 0.16% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CINF, EGP, and FNGN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. (Symbol: CINF) :

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EastGroup Properties Inc (Symbol: EGP) :

EGP+Dividend+History+Chart

Financial Engines Inc (Symbol: FNGN) :

FNGN+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 2.66% for Cincinnati Financial Corp., 3.43% for EastGroup Properties Inc, and 0.66% for Financial Engines Inc.

In Thursday trading, Cincinnati Financial Corp. shares are currently up about 0.3%, EastGroup Properties Inc shares are down about 0.1%, and Financial Engines Inc shares are up about 0.7% 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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