Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 3/12/14, HSBC Holdings plc (Symbol: HSBC), Viacom Inc (Symbol:
VIA), and Dana Holding Corp (Symbol: DAN) will all trade
ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. HSBC Holdings
plc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.95 on 4/30/14, Viacom Inc
will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 4/1/14, and Dana
Holding Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 4/4/14. As
a percentage of HSBC's recent stock price of $51.66, this dividend
works out to approximately 1.84%, so look for shares of HSBC
Holdings plc to trade 1.84% lower - all else being equal - when
HSBC shares open for trading on 3/12/14. Similarly, investors
should look for VIA to open 0.34% lower in price and for DAN to
open 0.23% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for HSBC, VIA, and DAN, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
HSBC Holdings plc (Symbol: HSBC)
Viacom Inc (Symbol: VIA)
Dana Holding Corp (Symbol: DAN)
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
7.36% for HSBC Holdings plc, 1.36% for Viacom Inc, and 0.91% for
Dana Holding Corp.
In Monday trading, HSBC Holdings plc shares are currently off about
1.1%, Viacom Inc shares are off about 0.1%, and Dana Holding Corp
shares are down about 0.3% on the day.
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