Ex-Dividend Reminder: Sterling Bancorp, Talmer Bancorp and AllianceBernstein Holding

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/7/15, Sterling Bancorp (STL), Talmer Bancorp Inc (TLMR), and AllianceBernstein Holding L P (AB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Sterling Bancorp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 5/21/15, Talmer Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.01 on 5/22/15, and AllianceBernstein Holding L P will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.45 on 5/21/15.

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As a percentage of STL's recent stock price of $13.18, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of Sterling Bancorp to trade 0.53% lower — all else being equal — when STL shares open for trading on 5/7/15. Similarly, investors should look for TLMR to open 0.06% lower in price and for AB to open 1.40% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for STL, TLMR, and AB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Sterling Bancorp (STL):

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Talmer Bancorp Inc (TLMR):

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AllianceBernstein Holding L P (AB):

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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 2.12% for Sterling Bancorp , 0.25% for Talmer Bancorp Inc, and 5.58% for AllianceBernstein Holding L P.

In Tuesday trading, Sterling Bancorp shares are currently up about 1.5%, Talmer Bancorp Inc shares are off about 0.1%, and AllianceBernstein Holding L P shares are down about 0.5% on the day.

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