Ex-Dividend Reminder: Interactive Brokers Group, Voya Financial and NBT Bancorp

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/27/14, Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated ( IBKR), Voya Financial Inc ( VOYA), and NBT Bancorp. Inc. ( NBTB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 9/12/14, Voya Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.01 on 9/30/14, and NBT Bancorp. Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 9/15/14.

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As a percentage of IBKR's recent stock price of $23.84, this dividend works out to approximately 0.42%, so look for shares of Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated to trade 0.42% lower — all else being equal — when IBKR shares open for trading on 8/27/14. Similarly, investors should look for VOYA to open 0.03% lower in price and for NBTB to open 0.87% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for IBKR, VOYA, and NBTB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated (IBKR):

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Voya Financial Inc (VOYA):

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NBT Bancorp. Inc. (NBTB):

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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 1.68% for Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated, 0.10% for Voya Financial Inc, and 3.49% for NBT Bancorp. Inc..

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