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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Old Republic International, Hancock Holding and Blackrock

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/31/17, Old Republic International Corp. (Symbol: ORI), Hancock Holding Co. (Symbol: HBHC), and Blackrock Incorporated (Symbol: BLK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Old Republic International Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 9/15/17, Hancock Holding Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 9/15/17, and Blackrock Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $2.50 on 9/22/17. As a percentage of ORI's recent stock price of $19.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Old Republic International Corp. to trade 0.99% lower - all else being equal - when ORI shares open for trading on 8/31/17. Similarly, investors should look for HBHC to open 0.55% lower in price and for BLK to open 0.61% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ORI, HBHC, and BLK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Old Republic International Corp. (Symbol: ORI) :

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Hancock Holding Co. (Symbol: HBHC) :

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Blackrock Incorporated (Symbol: BLK) :

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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 3.96% for Old Republic International Corp., 2.20% for Hancock Holding Co., and 2.45% for Blackrock Incorporated.

In Tuesday trading, Old Republic International Corp. shares are currently up about 0.2%, Hancock Holding Co. shares are down about 1.1%, and Blackrock Incorporated shares are down about 1.4% 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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