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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Interdigital, Marsh & McLennan Companies and Waddell & Reed Financial

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/9/19, Interdigital Inc (Symbol: IDCC), Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (Symbol: MMC), and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (Symbol: WDR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Interdigital Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 4/24/19, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.415 on 5/15/19, and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 5/1/19. As a percentage of IDCC's recent stock price of $68.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Interdigital Inc to trade 0.51% lower - all else being equal - when IDCC shares open for trading on 4/9/19. Similarly, investors should look for MMC to open 0.44% lower in price and for WDR to open 1.40% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for IDCC, MMC, and WDR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Interdigital Inc (Symbol: IDCC) :

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (Symbol: MMC) :

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Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (Symbol: WDR) :

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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 2.05% for Interdigital Inc , 1.77% for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and 5.60% for Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.

In Friday trading, Interdigital Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. shares are off about 0.9%, and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc shares are up about 0.6% 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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