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Ex-Dividend Reminder: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, MAXIMUS and Multi-Color

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/11/16, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Symbol: RRD), MAXIMUS Inc. (Symbol: MMS), and Multi-Color Corp. (Symbol: LABL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 3/1/16, MAXIMUS Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.045 on 2/29/16, and Multi-Color Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 3/1/16. As a percentage of RRD's recent stock price of $12.88, this dividend works out to approximately 2.02%, so look for shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. to trade 2.02% lower - all else being equal - when RRD shares open for trading on 2/11/16. Similarly, investors should look for MMS to open 0.10% lower in price and for LABL to open 0.10% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for RRD, MMS, and LABL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Symbol: RRD) :

RRD+Dividend+History+Chart

MAXIMUS Inc. (Symbol: MMS) :

MMS+Dividend+History+Chart

Multi-Color Corp. (Symbol: LABL) :

LABL+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 8.07% for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 0.39% for MAXIMUS Inc., and 0.39% for Multi-Color Corp..

In Tuesday trading, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. shares are currently down about 2%, MAXIMUS Inc. shares are down about 0.5%, and Multi-Color Corp. shares are off about 7.7% 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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