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Ex-Dividend Reminder: M.D.C. Holdings, Consolidated Edison and Home BancShares

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/12/19, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: MDC), Consolidated Edison Inc (Symbol: ED), and Home BancShares Inc (Symbol: HOMB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 2/27/19, Consolidated Edison Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.74 on 3/15/19, and Home BancShares Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 3/6/19. As a percentage of MDC's recent stock price of $31.16, this dividend works out to approximately 0.96%, so look for shares of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. to trade 0.96% lower - all else being equal - when MDC shares open for trading on 2/12/19. Similarly, investors should look for ED to open 0.95% lower in price and for HOMB to open 0.63% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for MDC, ED, and HOMB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: MDC) :

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Consolidated Edison Inc (Symbol: ED) :

ED+Dividend+History+Chart

Home BancShares Inc (Symbol: HOMB) :

HOMB+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 3.85% for M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., 3.80% for Consolidated Edison Inc, and 2.51% for Home BancShares Inc.

In Friday trading, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. shares are currently trading flat, Consolidated Edison Inc shares are down about 0.2%, and Home BancShares Inc shares are off 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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