Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 2/24/14, Manulife Financial Corp. (Symbol: MFC), Jack Henry
& Associates, Inc. (Symbol: JKHY), and Globe Specialty Metals
Inc (Symbol: GSM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective
upcoming dividends. Manulife Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly
dividend of $0.13 on 3/19/14, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 3/12/14, and Globe
Specialty Metals Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.075 on
3/12/14. As a percentage of MFC's recent stock price of $19.10,
this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares
of Manulife Financial Corp. to trade 0.68% lower - all else being
equal - when MFC shares open for trading on 2/24/14. Similarly,
investors should look for JKHY to open 0.38% lower in price and for
GSM to open 0.41% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for MFC, JKHY, and GSM, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Manulife Financial Corp. (Symbol: MFC)
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Symbol: JKHY)
Globe Specialty Metals Inc (Symbol: GSM)
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
2.72% for Manulife Financial Corp., 1.51% for Jack Henry &
Associates, Inc., and 1.64% for Globe Specialty Metals Inc.
In Thursday trading, Manulife Financial Corp. shares are currently
up about 0.4%, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. shares are up
about 0.2%, and Globe Specialty Metals Inc shares are off about
0.1% on the day.
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