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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Waste Management, Insperity and Viad

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/7/17, Waste Management, Inc. (Symbol: WM), Insperity Inc (Symbol: NSP), and Viad Corp. (Symbol: VVI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Waste Management, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.425 on 9/22/17, Insperity Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 9/22/17, and Viad Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 10/2/17. As a percentage of WM's recent stock price of $76.82, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of Waste Management, Inc. to trade 0.55% lower - all else being equal - when WM shares open for trading on 9/7/17. Similarly, investors should look for NSP to open 0.37% lower in price and for VVI to open 0.18% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for WM, NSP, and VVI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Waste Management, Inc. (Symbol: WM) :

WM+Dividend+History+Chart

Insperity Inc (Symbol: NSP) :

NSP+Dividend+History+Chart

Viad Corp. (Symbol: VVI) :

VVI+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 2.21% for Waste Management, Inc. , 1.48% for Insperity Inc, and 0.73% for Viad Corp..

In Tuesday trading, Waste Management, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.5%, Insperity Inc shares are trading flat, and Viad Corp. shares are trading flat 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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