Ex-Dividend Reminder: Kemper, Independent Bank Group and Fidelity & Guaranty Life

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/14/14, Kemper Corp. (KMPR), Independent Bank Group Inc. (IBTX), and Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kemper Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 9/2/14, Independent Bank Group Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 8/28/14, and Fidelity & Guaranty Life will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.065 on 9/1/14.

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As a percentage of KMPR's recent stock price of $35.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Kemper Corp. to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when KMPR shares open for trading on 8/14/14. Similarly, investors should look for IBTX to open 0.12% lower in price and for FGL to open 0.30% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for KMPR, IBTX, and FGL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Kemper Corp. (KMPR):

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Independent Bank Group Inc. (IBTX):

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Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL):

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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 2.70% for Kemper Corp. , 0.50% for Independent Bank Group Inc., and 1.19% for Fidelity & Guaranty Life.

In Tuesday trading, Kemper Corp. shares are currently trading flat, Independent Bank Group Inc. shares are down about 0.1%, and Fidelity & Guaranty Life shares are down about 0.6% on the day.

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