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Ex-Dividend Reminder: MKS Instruments, G&K Services and General Electric

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/23/17, MKS Instruments Inc (Symbol: MKSI), G&K Services Inc (Symbol: GK), and General Electric Co (Symbol: GE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. MKS Instruments Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.175 on 3/10/17, G&K Services Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.39 on 3/10/17, and General Electric Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 4/25/17. As a percentage of MKSI's recent stock price of $68.10, this dividend works out to approximately 0.26%, so look for shares of MKS Instruments Inc to trade 0.26% lower - all else being equal - when MKSI shares open for trading on 2/23/17. Similarly, investors should look for GK to open 0.41% lower in price and for GE to open 0.79% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for MKSI, GK, and GE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

MKS Instruments Inc (Symbol: MKSI) :

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G&K Services Inc (Symbol: GK) :

GK+Dividend+History+Chart

General Electric Co (Symbol: GE) :

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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 recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 1.03% for MKS Instruments Inc, 1.65% for G&K Services Inc, and 3.16% for General Electric Co.

In Tuesday trading, MKS Instruments Inc shares are currently up about 1%, G&K Services Inc shares are up about 0.2%, and General Electric Co shares are up 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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