Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 2/12/14, PriceSmart Inc (Symbol: PSMT), Nexstar Broadcasting
Group Inc (Symbol: NXST), and Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST)
will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends.
PriceSmart Inc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.35 on
2/28/14, Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc will pay its quarterly
dividend of $0.15 on 2/28/14, and Costco Wholesale Corp will pay
its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 2/28/14. As a percentage of
PSMT's recent stock price of $94.05, this dividend works out to
approximately 0.37%, so look for shares of PriceSmart Inc to trade
0.37% lower - all else being equal - when PSMT shares open for
trading on 2/12/14. Similarly, investors should look for NXST to
open 0.34% lower in price and for COST to open 0.27% lower, all
else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for PSMT, NXST, and COST, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
PriceSmart Inc (Symbol: PSMT)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc (Symbol: NXST)
Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST)
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
0.74% for PriceSmart Inc, 1.35% for Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc,
and 1.09% for Costco Wholesale Corp.
In Monday trading, PriceSmart Inc shares are currently off about
0.5%, Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc shares are down about 1.7%,
and Costco Wholesale Corp shares are down about 0.5% on the day.
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