Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 2/6/14, International Business Machines Corp. (Symbol: IBM),
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Symbol: COL), and Rollins, Inc. (Symbol:
ROL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming
dividends. International Business Machines Corp. will pay its
quarterly dividend of $0.95 on 3/10/14, Rockwell Collins, Inc. will
pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 3/3/14, and Rollins, Inc.
will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.105 on 3/10/14. As a
percentage of IBM's recent stock price of $173.19, this dividend
works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of
International Business Machines Corp. to trade 0.55% lower - all
else being equal - when IBM shares open for trading on 2/6/14.
Similarly, investors should look for COL to open 0.41% lower in
price and for ROL to open 0.39% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for IBM, COL, and ROL, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
International Business Machines Corp. (Symbol:
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Symbol: COL)
Rollins, Inc. (Symbol: ROL)
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
2.19% for International Business Machines Corp., 1.62% for Rockwell
Collins, Inc., and 1.55% for Rollins, Inc..
In Tuesday trading, International Business Machines Corp. shares
are currently up about 0.2%, Rockwell Collins, Inc. shares are off
about 0.8%, and Rollins, Inc. shares are trading flat on the day.
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