Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 2/13/14, National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI), KLA-Tencor
Corp. (Symbol: KLAC), and Intersil Corp. (Symbol: ISIL) will all
trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. National
Instruments Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on
3/10/14, KLA-Tencor Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.45
on 3/3/14, and Intersil Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of
$0.12 on 2/28/14. As a percentage of NATI's recent stock price of
$27.87, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for
shares of National Instruments Corp. to trade 0.54% lower - all
else being equal - when NATI shares open for trading on 2/13/14.
Similarly, investors should look for KLAC to open 0.72% lower in
price and for ISIL to open 1.08% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for NATI, KLAC, and ISIL, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI)
KLA-Tencor Corp. (Symbol: KLAC)
Intersil Corp. (Symbol: ISIL)
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
2.15% for National Instruments Corp., 2.87% for KLA-Tencor Corp.,
and 4.32% for Intersil Corp..
In Tuesday trading, National Instruments Corp. shares are currently
off about 0.1%, KLA-Tencor Corp. shares are up about 0.6%, and
Intersil Corp. shares are off about 0.4% on the day.
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