Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 3/5/14, Lancaster Colony Corp. (Symbol: LANC), Genuine Parts
Co. (Symbol: GPC), and Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc (Symbol: DKS)
will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends.
Lancaster Colony Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on
3/31/14, Genuine Parts Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of
$0.575 on 4/1/14, and Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc will pay its
quarterly dividend of $0.125 on 3/28/14. As a percentage of LANC's
recent stock price of $91.72, this dividend works out to
approximately 0.48%, so look for shares of Lancaster Colony Corp.
to trade 0.48% lower - all else being equal - when LANC shares open
for trading on 3/5/14. Similarly, investors should look for GPC to
open 0.66% lower in price and for DKS to open 0.23% lower, all else
Below are dividend history charts for LANC, GPC, and DKS, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Lancaster Colony Corp. (Symbol: LANC)
Genuine Parts Co. (Symbol: GPC)
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc (Symbol: DKS)
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
1.92% for Lancaster Colony Corp., 2.64% for Genuine Parts Co., and
0.94% for Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
In Monday trading, Lancaster Colony Corp. shares are currently up
about 1.7%, Genuine Parts Co. shares are down about 1.1%, and
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc shares are off about 0.5% on the day.
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