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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Leidos Holdings, BCE and Motorola Solutions

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/14/18, Leidos Holdings Inc (Symbol: LDOS), BCE Inc (Symbol: BCE), and Motorola Solutions Inc (Symbol: MSI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Leidos Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 3/30/18, BCE Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.755 on 4/15/18, and Motorola Solutions Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.52 on 4/13/18. As a percentage of LDOS's recent stock price of $69.82, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%, so look for shares of Leidos Holdings Inc to trade 0.46% lower - all else being equal - when LDOS shares open for trading on 3/14/18. Similarly, investors should look for BCE to open 1.70% lower in price and for MSI to open 0.48% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for LDOS, BCE, and MSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Leidos Holdings Inc (Symbol: LDOS) :

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BCE Inc (Symbol: BCE) :

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Motorola Solutions Inc (Symbol: MSI) :

MSI+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 recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 1.83% for Leidos Holdings Inc, 6.81% for BCE Inc, and 1.90% for Motorola Solutions Inc.

In Monday trading, Leidos Holdings Inc shares are currently up about 0.6%, BCE Inc shares are down about 0.2%, and Motorola Solutions Inc shares are up about 0.2% 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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