Ex-Dividend Reminder: CVR Refining, RPC and Exterran Partners

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/7/15, CVR Refining, LP (CVRR), RPC, Inc. (RES), and Exterran Partners LP (EXLP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CVR Refining, LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.76 on 5/18/15, RPC, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 6/10/15, and Exterran Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.5625 on 5/15/15.

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As a percentage of CVRR's recent stock price of $22.24, this dividend works out to approximately 3.42%, so look for shares of CVR Refining, LP to trade 3.42% lower — all else being equal — when CVRR shares open for trading on 5/7/15. Similarly, investors should look for RES to open 0.31% lower in price and for EXLP to open 2.09% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CVRR, RES, and EXLP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

CVR Refining, LP (CVRR):

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RPC, Inc. (RES):

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Exterran Partners LP (EXLP):

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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 13.67% for CVR Refining, LP, 1.25% for RPC, Inc., and 8.37% for Exterran Partners LP.

In Tuesday trading, CVR Refining, LP shares are currently down about 0.3%, RPC, Inc. shares are up about 2.3%, and Exterran Partners LP shares are up about 1.6% on the day.

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