Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 2/21/14, Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ), Radian Group,
Inc. (Symbol: RDN), and Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU)
will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends.
Johnson & Johnson will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.66 on
3/11/14, Radian Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of
$0.0025 on 3/7/14, and Prudential Financial, Inc. will pay its
quarterly dividend of $0.53 on 3/20/14. As a percentage of JNJ's
recent stock price of $92.07, this dividend works out to
approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of Johnson & Johnson to
trade 0.72% lower - all else being equal - when JNJ shares open for
trading on 2/21/14. Similarly, investors should look for RDN to
open 0.02% lower in price and for PRU to open 0.62% lower, all else
Below are dividend history charts for JNJ, RDN, and PRU, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ)
Radian Group, Inc. (Symbol: RDN)
Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU)
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
2.87% for Johnson & Johnson, 0.06% for Radian Group, Inc., and
2.48% for Prudential Financial, Inc..
In Wednesday trading, Johnson & Johnson shares are currently
down about 0.1%, Radian Group, Inc. shares are off about 0.4%, and
Prudential Financial, Inc. shares are up about 0.2% on the day.
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