Ex-Dividend Reminder: Bristow Group, Brooks Automation and AVX

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/3/15, Bristow Group Inc (BRS), Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS), and AVX Corp. (AVX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Bristow Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 6/18/15, Brooks Automation Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 6/26/15, and AVX Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.105 on 6/19/15.

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As a percentage of BRS's recent stock price of $57.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Bristow Group Inc to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when BRS shares open for trading on 6/3/15. Similarly, investors should look for BRKS to open 0.86% lower in price and for AVX to open 0.74% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for BRS, BRKS, and AVX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Bristow Group Inc (BRS):

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Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS):

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AVX Corp. (AVX):

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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 2.38% for Bristow Group Inc, 3.45% for Brooks Automation Inc, and 2.97% for AVX Corp..

In Monday trading, Bristow Group Inc shares are currently down about 1.6%, Brooks Automation Inc shares are up about 3.3%, and AVX Corp. shares are off about 0.2% on the day.

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