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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Employers Holdings, Sandy Spring Bancorp and Columbia Banking System

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/7/18, Employers Holdings Inc (Symbol: EIG), Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc (Symbol: SASR), and Columbia Banking System Inc (Symbol: COLB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Employers Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 8/22/18, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.28 on 8/15/18, and Columbia Banking System Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 8/22/18. As a percentage of EIG's recent stock price of $45.30, this dividend works out to approximately 0.44%, so look for shares of Employers Holdings Inc to trade 0.44% lower - all else being equal - when EIG shares open for trading on 8/7/18. Similarly, investors should look for SASR to open 0.70% lower in price and for COLB to open 0.62% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for EIG, SASR, and COLB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Employers Holdings Inc (Symbol: EIG) :

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Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc (Symbol: SASR) :

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Columbia Banking System Inc (Symbol: COLB) :

COLB+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 1.77% for Employers Holdings Inc, 2.82% for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc, and 2.48% for Columbia Banking System Inc.

In Friday trading, Employers Holdings Inc shares are currently down about 0.2%, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc shares are trading flat, and Columbia Banking System Inc shares are up about 0.1% 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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