Ex-Dividend Reminder: Kelly Services, Equifax and Nordson

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/21/14, Kelly Services, Inc. (KELYA), Equifax, Inc. (EFX), and Nordson Corp. (NDSN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kelly Services, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 3/11/14, Equifax, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/14/14, and Nordson Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 3/11/14.

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As a percentage of KELYA's recent stock price of $23.86, this dividend works out to approximately 0.21%, so look for shares of Kelly Services, Inc. to trade 0.21% lower — all else being equal — when KELYA shares open for trading on 2/21/14. Similarly, investors should look for EFX to open 0.36% lower in price and for NDSN to open 0.26% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for KELYA, EFX, and NDSN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Kelly Services, Inc. (KELYA):

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Equifax, Inc. (EFX):

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Nordson Corp. (NDSN):

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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 0.84% for Kelly Services, Inc., 1.43% for Equifax, Inc., and 1.03% for Nordson Corp..

In Wednesday trading, Kelly Services, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, Equifax, Inc. shares are up about 0.1%, and Nordson Corp. shares are down about 0.1% on the day.

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