Ex-Dividend Reminder: Sandy Spring Bancorp, WisdomTree Investments and Marketaxess Holdings

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/13/18, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc (SASR), WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF), and Marketaxess Holdings Inc (MKTX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 2/21/18, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.03 on 2/28/18, and Marketaxess Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.42 on 2/28/18.

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As a percentage of SASR's recent stock price of $37.09, this dividend works out to approximately 0.70%, so look for shares of Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc to trade 0.70% lower — all else being equal — when SASR shares open for trading on 2/13/18. Similarly, investors should look for WETF to open 0.30% lower in price and for MKTX to open 0.22% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for SASR, WETF, and MKTX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc (SASR):

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WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF):

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Marketaxess Holdings Inc (MKTX):

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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 2.80% for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc, 1.19% for WisdomTree Investments, Inc., and 0.88% for Marketaxess Holdings Inc.

In Friday trading, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc shares are currently up about 1.1%, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. shares are up about 0.7%, and Marketaxess Holdings Inc shares are up about 1% on the day.

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