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Ex-Dividend Reminder: CMS Energy, FirstEnergy and Capital Bank Financial

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/3/17, CMS Energy Corp (Symbol: CMS), FirstEnergy Corp (Symbol: FE), and Capital Bank Financial Corp (Symbol: CBF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CMS Energy Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3325 on 5/31/17, FirstEnergy Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.36 on 6/1/17, and Capital Bank Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 5/19/17. As a percentage of CMS's recent stock price of $45.21, this dividend works out to approximately 0.74%, so look for shares of CMS Energy Corp to trade 0.74% lower - all else being equal - when CMS shares open for trading on 5/3/17. Similarly, investors should look for FE to open 1.21% lower in price and for CBF to open 0.29% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CMS, FE, and CBF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

CMS Energy Corp (Symbol: CMS) :

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FirstEnergy Corp (Symbol: FE) :

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Capital Bank Financial Corp (Symbol: CBF) :

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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 2.94% for CMS Energy Corp, 4.86% for FirstEnergy Corp, and 1.15% for Capital Bank Financial Corp.

In Monday trading, CMS Energy Corp shares are currently down about 0.4%, FirstEnergy Corp shares are down about 1%, and Capital Bank Financial Corp shares are up 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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