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Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Citizens BancShares, Huntington Bancshares and Anthem

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/15/19, First Citizens BancShares Inc (Symbol: FCNCA), Huntington Bancshares Inc (Symbol: HBAN), and Anthem Inc (Symbol: ANTM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. First Citizens BancShares Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.40 on 4/1/19, Huntington Bancshares Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 4/1/19, and Anthem Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.80 on 3/29/19. As a percentage of FCNCA's recent stock price of $428.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.09%, so look for shares of First Citizens BancShares Inc to trade 0.09% lower - all else being equal - when FCNCA shares open for trading on 3/15/19. Similarly, investors should look for HBAN to open 1.02% lower in price and for ANTM to open 0.27% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for FCNCA, HBAN, and ANTM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

First Citizens BancShares Inc (Symbol: FCNCA) :

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Huntington Bancshares Inc (Symbol: HBAN) :

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Anthem Inc (Symbol: ANTM) :

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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 0.37% for First Citizens BancShares Inc , 4.06% for Huntington Bancshares Inc, and 1.07% for Anthem Inc.

In Wednesday trading, First Citizens BancShares Inc shares are currently up about 0.9%, Huntington Bancshares Inc shares are up about 0.4%, and Anthem Inc shares are up about 0.9% 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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