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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Everest Re Group, Southwest Airlines and Old Dominion Freight Line

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/5/19, Everest Re Group Ltd (Symbol: RE), Southwest Airlines Co (Symbol: LUV), and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Symbol: ODFL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Everest Re Group Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.40 on 3/20/19, Southwest Airlines Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 3/27/19, and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 3/20/19. As a percentage of RE's recent stock price of $227.64, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of Everest Re Group Ltd to trade 0.62% lower - all else being equal - when RE shares open for trading on 3/5/19. Similarly, investors should look for LUV to open 0.29% lower in price and for ODFL to open 0.11% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for RE, LUV, and ODFL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Everest Re Group Ltd (Symbol: RE) :

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Southwest Airlines Co (Symbol: LUV) :

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Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Symbol: ODFL) :

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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 2.46% for Everest Re Group Ltd, 1.15% for Southwest Airlines Co, and 0.45% for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc..

In Friday trading, Everest Re Group Ltd shares are currently up about 0.7%, Southwest Airlines Co shares are down about 0.5%, and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. shares are up about 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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