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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Duke Energy, Cheniere Energy Partners and AstraZeneca

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/17, Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK), Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (Symbol: CQH), and AstraZeneca plc (Symbol: AZN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Duke Energy Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.855 on 3/16/17, Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.02 on 2/28/17, and AstraZeneca plc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.95 on 3/20/17. As a percentage of DUK's recent stock price of $78.00, this dividend works out to approximately 1.10%, so look for shares of Duke Energy Corp to trade 1.10% lower - all else being equal - when DUK shares open for trading on 2/15/17. Similarly, investors should look for CQH to open 0.08% lower in price and for AZN to open 3.20% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for DUK, CQH, and AZN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK) :

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Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (Symbol: CQH) :

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AstraZeneca plc (Symbol: AZN) :

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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 4.38% for Duke Energy Corp, 0.34% for Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC, and 6.41% for AstraZeneca plc.

In Monday trading, Duke Energy Corp shares are currently off about 0.1%, Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC shares are off about 0.3%, and AstraZeneca plc 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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