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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Williams Partners LP, USA Compression Partners LP and EQT GP Holdings LP

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/1/17, Williams Partners LP (Symbol: WPZ), USA Compression Partners LP (Symbol: USAC), and EQT GP Holdings LP (Symbol: EQGP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Williams Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.85 on 2/10/17, USA Compression Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.525 on 2/14/17, and EQT GP Holdings LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.177 on 2/23/17. As a percentage of WPZ's recent stock price of $41.90, this dividend works out to approximately 2.03%, so look for shares of Williams Partners LP to trade 2.03% lower - all else being equal - when WPZ shares open for trading on 2/1/17. Similarly, investors should look for USAC to open 2.71% lower in price and for EQGP to open 0.63% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for WPZ, USAC, and EQGP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Williams Partners LP (Symbol: WPZ) :

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USA Compression Partners LP (Symbol: USAC) :

USAC+Dividend+History+Chart

EQT GP Holdings LP (Symbol: EQGP) :

EQGP+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 8.11% for Williams Partners LP , 10.82% for USA Compression Partners LP, and 2.53% for EQT GP Holdings LP.

In Monday trading, Williams Partners LP shares are currently down about 0.6%, USA Compression Partners LP shares are off about 1.7%, and EQT GP Holdings LP shares are down about 0.4% 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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