Ex-dividend reminder: Pfizer, Unum Group and Signature Bank

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On 1/26/23, Pfizer, Unum Group and Signature Bank will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Pfizer Inc pays its quarterly dividend of $0.41 on 3/3/23, Unum Group pays its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 2/17/23 and Signature Bank pays its quarterly dividend of $0.70 on 10- 02-23.

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As a percentage of PFE’s recent share price of $44.90, this dividend works out to about 0.91%, so look for shares of Pfizer Inc that are trading 0.91% lower — all else being equal — when PFE- shares open for trading on 1/26/23 . Similarly, investors should look for UNM to open 0.82% lower in price and SBNY to open 0.55% lower, all else being equal.

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Below are dividend history charts for PFE, UNM and SBNY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent declared dividends.

Pfizer:

Unum group:

signature bank:

In general, dividends are not always predictable due to the ups and downs of corporate earnings over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expected annual return in the future is to look at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help assess whether these companies’ most recent dividends are likely to continue. If they continue, current estimated annualized returns would be 3.65% for Pfizer Inc, 3.28% for Unum Group and 2.20% for Signature Bank.

In Tuesday trading, Pfizer shares are currently down about 0.2%, Unum Group shares about 1.1% and Signature Bank shares about 1.5% on the day. Learn more about Top Dividends.

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