Ex-Dividend Reminder: Equitable Holdings, First American Financial and Alexander & Baldwin

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/6/20, Equitable Holdings Inc (Symbol: EQH), First American Financial Corp (Symbol: FAF), and Alexander & Baldwin Inc (Symbol: ALEX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Equitable Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 3/16/20, First American Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on 3/16/20, and Alexander & Baldwin Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 3/24/20. As a percentage of EQH’s recent stock price of $21.35, this dividend works out to approximately 0.70%, so look for shares of Equitable Holdings Inc to trade 0.70% lower — all else being equal — when EQH shares open for trading on 3/6/20. Similarly, investors should look for FAF to open 0.70% lower in price and for ALEX to open 1.03% lower, all else being equal. Below are dividend history charts for EQH, FAF, and ALEX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence ste...

In an ideal world, a healthy diet that’s free of gluten, refined sugars, and processed foods

In an ideal world, a healthy diet that’s free of gluten, refined sugars, and processed foods would provide all the nutrients necessary to support your immune system. But in today’s world, it isn’t always enough. Here are my favorite ways to support and strengthen your immune system in times of emergency. The good bacteria in your gut are known as probiotics, and they are responsible for supporting digestion, combating harmful organisms, and keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Considering that 70 percent of your immune system resides in your gut, maintaining a balance of probiotic bacteria is essential for nurturing your defenses. Probiotic-rich foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, and kefir, or a high-quality probiotic supplement, can help balance your ratio of good to bad bacteria. Probiotic supplements like Floratrex® and Latero-Flora™ are effective ways to encourage good balance. For emergency support, I take three capsules of each, three times daily. Regular intestinal cleansing with an oxygen-based colon cleanser like Oxy-Powder® can support your immune system by providing a balanced, clean environment for probiotic bacteria to thrive. The positive benefits of intes...

Effective Prevention of Insect Infestation in Flour

Confused flour beetles are discovered in 12-week-old flour without finding a source on the premises. GMPs seem to be in order. Receiving records indicate no presence of an insect problem. Where is the source? It could be in the flour itself. Flour-beetle eggs can pass through flour sifters and become adults in a few weeks—or more quickly or slowly depending on temperature. Establishing a 30-day use-by date is ideal, but what if flour is used in a dry bakery mix with a nine- to 12-month use-by date? Sifting flour through a fine-mesh opening will separate out the insects, but tiny eggs can pass through with the flour. However, impact machines are effective in destroying all insect life stages. The use of sifting and impact machines as a final step before packaging and/or bulk loading will prevent infestation by grain-product insects. But what size sieve opening and screen type are necessary? What type of impact machine is needed? What is the best magnet type? Following are some practical solutions.   The U.S. standard 30-mesh screen (about a 600-micron opening) commonly recommended for sifters in receiving and blending operations is not suitable for grain-product insect management...

Curated by and crafted with Leo Baker, their Orange Label capsule features two shoes — a red

Curated by and crafted with Leo Baker, their Orange Label capsule features two shoes — a red Nike SB Bruin High and a black Janoski Slip RM — and a selection of apparel, including a jacket, thermal, fleece shirt, pant and beanie. Each individual is wearing the Converse SHAPES Bubble Crew and Triangle Front Chino in one of four sizes based on their style preference. What if apparel was built agnostic of gender? What if its goal was to accommodate our innumerable body shapes? The company, committed to intelligent design, reimagines the Chuck Taylor’s position as an inclusive and unisex shoe through apparel, reflecting the needs of consumers today. As the first of three collections to debut in 2020, Converse SHAPES is a new type of apparel essential. The collection is not designed for gender, but instead for body shape, created from the belief that size is a reference point, not an identity. “When starting design from a non-traditional place, there are endless opportunities to reimagine everything from construction to sizing to materials,” says Jonathan Tappan, VP, Global Apparel at Converse. “SHAPES is the perfect example of how to meet the consumer in their element. By bringing ...

Traveling is stressful enough, even before you have to spend time protecting your bags and luggage.

Traveling is stressful enough, even before you have to spend time protecting your bags and luggage. For peace of mind, consider an anti-theft backpack, which is equipped with a wide variety of safeguarding features. Anti-theft backpacks are significantly harder to access than regular backpacks. Rather than lightweight construction, anti-theft backpacks feature cut-resistant materials, ultra-secure closures, and in some styles, reinforced steel cables. These deter thieves, who see them as time-consuming challenges that aren’t worth the risk. If you’re considering upgrading to an anti-theft backpack, give our buying guide a read. Our favorite, the Korin Design ClickPack Pro, features built-in TSA-approved locks. Conduct an inventory of your most-carried items so you have realistic expectations when comparing sizes of anti-theft backpacks. If you intend to store laptops or tablets, make sure the backpack accommodates the size. Otherwise, you can struggle to close the bag, which in turn can compromise the security. Like regular backpacks, anti-theft styles are usually equipped with comfort features. These can be in the form of padded straps or a weight distribution desig...

Crowdfunded PC case takes design cues from Apple Mac Pro – Chassis – News

A new stainless steel and aluminium PC case will appear on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter on 21st October, as long as it isn’t halted by complications. I’ve added that proviso as the Dune Pro case could possibly be stopped in its tracks by legal eagles, given its similar appearance to the latest Mac Pro computer from Apple. The new Mac Pro is yet to arrive, and in the UK we have no options to pre-order or configure, just a measly ‘notify me’ form to fill in. Arriving later in autumn, Apple Mac Pro configurations are said to start from $5,999 in the US. Almost as soon as it was announced the cheese grater jokes, jibes and memes began. However, some in the Windows PC world must have looked across in envy and the result is this tribute from Dune. Dune’s marketing arguably takes a leaf from the Apple design book too, with its minimal web site layout and hyperbole about the appeal the PC case has. Outwardly the Dune Pro mixes the same stainless steel and sandblasted aluminium aestheitics. Even the way the front panel venting is constructed looks the same in some images. Things start to differ when the Dune Pro comes under closer observation and is rea...

With reliable performance, a comfortable feel, and a price better than nearly all of its best

With reliable performance, a comfortable feel, and a price better than nearly all of its best competitors, the Metabo HPT 3-1/2 Inch Coil Nailer still sets the standard on our job sites. It remains to be seen if the firing pin can handle case-hardened nails for furring strips and we’d love it if a rafter hook was included but, even so, the new and improved NV90AG(S) is our starter on each job. The Metabo HPT 3-1/2 inch Coil Nailer is the former, reliable-as-the-day-is-long Hitachi NV90AG(S) with a redesigned head guard. It’s technically a new tool but we’ve actually been using the Hitachi-branded model for years. We’ve been framing up a storm on a recent house remodel: new floor joists, walls, sheathing—you name it. It gave us the perfect opportunity to review the rebranded Metabo HPT NV90AG(S) coil framing nailer. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? That’s the tack taken with the new Metabo HPT 3-1/2 inch Coil Nailer. All indications are that it was a good strategy because this is still an excellent framer. We tried to poke holes in it as we worked o...

Sokoloski: With Davis, Yankees prospects are in good hands down on the farm

Adam Marco helps Doug Davis into a jersey before being introduced as the RailRiders new manager this week. Before he started clubbing baseballs around Central Columbia High School, Doug Davis had another field to hit. “We still have part of that farm,” said Davis, a 57-year-old Bloomsburg native and resident, said. “It’s not active anymore. I have a couple guys who grow crops, and Christmas trees to sell. But it’s not really a working farm anymore.” Now he’ll try to grow the games of players hoping to help the New York Yankees win a World Championship. Davis, who spent the last three seasons as a coach for the team, was named the fifth manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders last week. He is the first guy in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 32-year history to grow up just outside the area and go on to manage the Triple-A team. The only guys to wear a RailRiders uniform who grew up closer were former first baseman Russ Canzler from Hazleton and former pitcher Matt Wotherspoon from Mountain Top. “It’s a big deal for me,” Davis said during introductory media gathering Thursday at PNC Field. “To be close to home is important for me.” After starring at Central Columbia, Davis played ...