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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Plantronics, Ryder System and Alaska Air Group

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/16/18, Plantronics, Inc. (Symbol: PLT), Ryder System, Inc. (Symbol: R), and Alaska Air Group, Inc. (Symbol: ALK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Plantronics, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 3/9/18, Ryder System, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.52 on 3/16/18, and Alaska Air Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 3/8/18. As a percentage of PLT's recent stock price of $55.69, this dividend works out to approximately 0.27%, so look for shares of Plantronics, Inc. to trade 0.27% lower - all else being equal - when PLT shares open for trading on 2/16/18. Similarly, investors should look for R to open 0.63% lower in price and for ALK to open 0.48% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for PLT, R, and ALK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Plantronics, Inc. (Symbol: PLT) :

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Ryder System, Inc. (Symbol: R) :

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Alaska Air Group, Inc. (Symbol: ALK) :

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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 1.08% for Plantronics, Inc., 2.52% for Ryder System, Inc., and 1.93% for Alaska Air Group, Inc..

In Wednesday trading, Plantronics, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.2%, Ryder System, Inc. shares are off about 1.1%, and Alaska Air Group, Inc. shares are down about 0.8% 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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