Ex-Dividend Reminder: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Lindsay and HNI

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/15, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. ( RRD), Lindsay Corp ( LNN), and HNI Corp ( HNI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 6/1/15, Lindsay Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.27 on 5/29/15, and HNI Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.265 on 5/29/15.

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As a percentage of RRD's recent stock price of $18.19, this dividend works out to approximately 1.43%, so look for shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. to trade 1.43% lower — all else being equal — when RRD shares open for trading on 5/13/15. Similarly, investors should look for LNN to open 0.35% lower in price and for HNI to open 0.53% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for RRD, LNN, and HNI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (RRD):

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Lindsay Corp (LNN):

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HNI Corp (HNI):

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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 5.72% for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1.40% for Lindsay Corp, and 2.10% for HNI Corp.

In Monday trading, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. shares are currently up about 1%, Lindsay Corp shares are up about 0.2%, and HNI Corp shares are up about 0.2% on the day.

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