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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Equinor, Target and Exelon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/19/19, Equinor ASA (Symbol: EQNR), Target Corp (Symbol: TGT), and Exelon Corp (Symbol: EXC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Equinor ASA will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.23 on 2/28/19, Target Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.64 on 3/10/19, and Exelon Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3625 on 3/8/19. As a percentage of EQNR's recent stock price of $23.14, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Equinor ASA to trade 0.99% lower - all else being equal - when EQNR shares open for trading on 2/19/19. Similarly, investors should look for TGT to open 0.88% lower in price and for EXC to open 0.76% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for EQNR, TGT, and EXC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Equinor ASA (Symbol: EQNR) :

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Target Corp (Symbol: TGT) :

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Exelon Corp (Symbol: EXC) :

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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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 3.98% for Equinor ASA, 3.52% for Target Corp, and 3.02% for Exelon Corp.

In Friday trading, Equinor ASA shares are currently up about 2.2%, Target Corp shares are up about 0.7%, and Exelon Corp shares are up about 0.3% 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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