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Ex-Dividend Reminder: URS, Heartland Express and Eagle Materials

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, June 16, 10:08 AM ET
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On 6/18/14, URS Corp (URS), Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD), and Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE:EXP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. URS Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 7/11/14, Heartland Express, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.02 on 7/2/14, and Eagle Materials Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 7/18/14.

As a percentage of URS's recent stock price of $45.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%, so look for shares of URS Corp to trade 0.49% lower all else being equal when URS shares open for trading on 6/18/14. Similarly, investors should look for HTLD to open 0.09% lower in price and for EXP to open 0.11% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for URS, HTLD, and EXP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

URS Corp (URS):

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD):

Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE:EXP):

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 1.95% for URS Corp, 0.36% for Heartland Express, Inc., and 0.43% for Eagle Materials Inc.

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In Monday trading, URS Corp shares are currently off about 0.5%, Heartland Express, Inc. shares are up about 0.3%, and Eagle Materials Inc shares are down about 0.2% on the day.

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