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Ex-Dividend Reminder: PacWest Bancorp, NorthStar Asset Management Group and Symetra Financial

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/13/15, PacWest Bancorp (Symbol: PACW), NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc (Symbol: NSAM), and Symetra Financial Corp (Symbol: SYA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. PacWest Bancorp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 8/28/15, NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 8/21/15, and Symetra Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 8/28/15. As a percentage of PACW's recent stock price of $46.95, this dividend works out to approximately 1.06%, so look for shares of PacWest Bancorp to trade 1.06% lower - all else being equal - when PACW shares open for trading on 8/13/15. Similarly, investors should look for NSAM to open 0.53% lower in price and for SYA to open 1.59% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for PACW, NSAM, and SYA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

PacWest Bancorp (Symbol: PACW) :

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NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc (Symbol: NSAM) :

NSAM+Dividend+History+Chart

Symetra Financial Corp (Symbol: SYA) :

SYA+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 recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 4.26% for PacWest Bancorp, 2.13% for NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc, and 6.34% for Symetra Financial Corp.

In Tuesday trading, PacWest Bancorp shares are currently down about 0.8%, NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc shares are off about 0.4%, and Symetra Financial Corp shares are up about 6.8% 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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