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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Old Dominion Freight Line, EnPro Industries and Orbital ATK

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/1/17, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Symbol: ODFL), EnPro Industries Inc (Symbol: NPO), and Orbital ATK Inc (Symbol: OA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 9/20/17, EnPro Industries Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 9/20/17, and Orbital ATK Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 9/21/17. As a percentage of ODFL's recent stock price of $99.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.10%, so look for shares of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. to trade 0.10% lower - all else being equal - when ODFL shares open for trading on 9/1/17. Similarly, investors should look for NPO to open 0.32% lower in price and for OA to open 0.29% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ODFL, NPO, and OA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Symbol: ODFL) :

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EnPro Industries Inc (Symbol: NPO) :

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Orbital ATK Inc (Symbol: OA) :

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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 0.40% for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., 1.27% for EnPro Industries Inc, and 1.18% for Orbital ATK Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.5%, EnPro Industries Inc shares are down about 0.1%, and Orbital ATK Inc shares are trading flat 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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