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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Danaher, Agilent Technologies and Ensign Group

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/27/18, Danaher Corp (Symbol: DHR), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: A), and Ensign Group Inc (Symbol: ENSG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Danaher Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 1/25/19, Agilent Technologies, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.164 on 1/23/19, and Ensign Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0475 on 1/31/19. As a percentage of DHR's recent stock price of $96.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.17%, so look for shares of Danaher Corp to trade 0.17% lower - all else being equal - when DHR shares open for trading on 12/27/18. Similarly, investors should look for A to open 0.26% lower in price and for ENSG to open 0.13% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for DHR, A, and ENSG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Danaher Corp (Symbol: DHR) :

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Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: A) :

A+Dividend+History+Chart

Ensign Group Inc (Symbol: ENSG) :

ENSG+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 0.67% for Danaher Corp, 1.03% for Agilent Technologies, Inc., and 0.51% for Ensign Group Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Danaher Corp shares are currently up about 1.4%, Agilent Technologies, Inc. shares are up about 1.2%, and Ensign Group Inc shares are up about 1.5% 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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