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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Rent-A-Center, Choice Hotels International and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/31/16, Rent-A-Center Inc. (Symbol: RCII), Choice Hotels International, Inc. (Symbol: CHH), and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (Symbol: BBVA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Rent-A-Center Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 4/21/16, Choice Hotels International, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.205 on 4/18/16, and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1439 on 5/3/16. As a percentage of RCII's recent stock price of $15.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. to trade 0.53% lower - all else being equal - when RCII shares open for trading on 3/31/16. Similarly, investors should look for CHH to open 0.39% lower in price and for BBVA to open 2.16% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for RCII, CHH, and BBVA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Rent-A-Center Inc. (Symbol: RCII) :

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Choice Hotels International, Inc. (Symbol: CHH) :

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (Symbol: BBVA) :

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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 2.13% for Rent-A-Center Inc., 1.58% for Choice Hotels International, Inc., and 8.66% for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA .

In Tuesday trading, Rent-A-Center Inc. shares are currently down about 4.2%, Choice Hotels International, Inc. shares are trading flat, and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA shares are off about 2.1% 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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