Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at
, on 2/20/14, Thomson Reuters Corp (Symbol: TRI), Atmos Energy
Corp. (Symbol: ATO), and Questar Corp. (Symbol: STR) will all trade
ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Thomson
Reuters Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 3/17/14,
Atmos Energy Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.37 on
3/10/14, and Questar Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18
on 3/10/14. As a percentage of TRI's recent stock price of $34.47,
this dividend works out to approximately 0.96%, so look for shares
of Thomson Reuters Corp to trade 0.96% lower - all else being equal
- when TRI shares open for trading on 2/20/14. Similarly, investors
should look for ATO to open 0.81% lower in price and for STR to
open 0.75% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TRI, ATO, and STR, showing
historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Thomson Reuters Corp (Symbol: TRI)
Atmos Energy Corp. (Symbol: ATO)
Questar Corp. (Symbol: STR)
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
3.83% for Thomson Reuters Corp, 3.25% for Atmos Energy Corp., and
3.00% for Questar Corp..
In Tuesday trading, Thomson Reuters Corp shares are currently up
about 0.5%, Atmos Energy Corp. shares are trading flat, and Questar
Corp. shares are up about 0.1% on the day.
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