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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Houlihan Lokey, Hartford Financial Services Group and Principal Financial Group

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/1/19, Houlihan Lokey Inc (Symbol: HLI), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG), and Principal Financial Group Inc (Symbol: PFG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Houlihan Lokey Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.27 on 3/15/19, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 4/1/19, and Principal Financial Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.54 on 3/29/19. As a percentage of HLI's recent stock price of $45.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Houlihan Lokey Inc to trade 0.60% lower - all else being equal - when HLI shares open for trading on 3/1/19. Similarly, investors should look for HIG to open 0.61% lower in price and for PFG to open 1.03% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for HLI, HIG, and PFG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Houlihan Lokey Inc (Symbol: HLI) :

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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG) :

HIG+Dividend+History+Chart

Principal Financial Group Inc (Symbol: PFG) :

PFG+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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 2.39% for Houlihan Lokey Inc, 2.45% for Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., and 4.11% for Principal Financial Group Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Houlihan Lokey Inc shares are currently off about 0.3%, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. shares are trading flat, and Principal Financial Group Inc shares are down 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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