Ex-Dividend Reminder: Insperity, Iron Mountain and Knight Transportation

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/3/14, Insperity Inc (NSP), Iron Mountain Inc (IRM), and Knight Transportation Inc. (KNX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Insperity Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 12/19/14, Iron Mountain Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.475 on 12/22/14, and Knight Transportation Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 12/22/14.

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As a percentage of NSP's recent stock price of $32.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.58%, so look for shares of Insperity Inc to trade 0.58% lower — all else being equal — when NSP shares open for trading on 12/3/14. Similarly, investors should look for IRM to open 1.25% lower in price and for KNX to open 0.18% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for NSP, IRM, and KNX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Insperity Inc (NSP):

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Iron Mountain Inc (IRM):

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Knight Transportation Inc. (KNX):

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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 2.32% for Insperity Inc, 5.01% for Iron Mountain Inc, and 0.72% for Knight Transportation Inc..

In Monday trading, Insperity Inc shares are currently up about 0.5%, Iron Mountain Inc shares are off about 0.3%, and Knight Transportation Inc. shares are off about 0.4% on the day.

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