Ex-Dividend Reminder: ArcBest, Matson and Alliance Resource Partners

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/5/14, ArcBest Corp (ARCB), Matson Inc (MATX), and Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. ArcBest Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.03 on 8/21/14, Matson Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 9/4/14, and Alliance Resource Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.625 on 8/14/14.

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As a percentage of ARCB's recent stock price of $33.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.09%, so look for shares of ArcBest Corp to trade 0.09% lower — all else being equal — when ARCB shares open for trading on 8/5/14. Similarly, investors should look for MATX to open 0.63% lower in price and for ARLP to open 1.26% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ARCB, MATX, and ARLP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

ArcBest Corp (ARCB):

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Matson Inc (MATX):

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Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP):

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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 0.36% for ArcBest Corp, 2.52% for Matson Inc, and 5.05% for Alliance Resource Partners LP.

In Friday trading, ArcBest Corp shares are currently up about 5.1%, Matson Inc shares are up about 0.2%, and Alliance Resource Partners LP shares are off about 1.3% on the day.

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