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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Moody's, Rockwell Automation and Deluxe

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/16/18, Moody's Corp. (Symbol: MCO), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Symbol: ROK), and Deluxe Corp (Symbol: DLX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Moody's Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on 3/12/18, Rockwell Automation, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.835 on 3/12/18, and Deluxe Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 3/5/18. As a percentage of MCO's recent stock price of $161.26, this dividend works out to approximately 0.27%, so look for shares of Moody's Corp. to trade 0.27% lower - all else being equal - when MCO shares open for trading on 2/16/18. Similarly, investors should look for ROK to open 0.45% lower in price and for DLX to open 0.43% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for MCO, ROK, and DLX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Moody's Corp. (Symbol: MCO) :

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Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Symbol: ROK) :

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Deluxe Corp (Symbol: DLX) :

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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 1.09% for Moody's Corp., 1.81% for Rockwell Automation, Inc., and 1.73% for Deluxe Corp.

In Wednesday trading, Moody's Corp. shares are currently down about 0.2%, Rockwell Automation, Inc. shares are off about 0.1%, and Deluxe Corp shares are off about 0.9% 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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