Ex-Dividend Reminder: Snyder's-Lance, PVH and McGraw Hill Financial
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/24/14, Snyder's-Lance Inc. (Symbol: LNCE), PVH Corp (Symbol: PVH), and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (Symbol: MHFI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Snyder's-Lance Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 3/5/14, PVH Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0375 on 3/27/14, and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 3/12/14. As a percentage of LNCE's recent stock price of $26.39, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of Snyder's-Lance Inc. to trade 0.61% lower - all else being equal - when LNCE shares open for trading on 2/24/14. Similarly, investors should look for PVH to open 0.03% lower in price and for MHFI to open 0.37% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for LNCE, PVH, and MHFI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Snyder's-Lance Inc. (Symbol: LNCE) :
PVH Corp (Symbol: PVH) :
McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (Symbol: MHFI) :
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 2.42% for Snyder's-Lance Inc., 0.13% for PVH Corp, and 1.48% for McGraw Hill Financial, Inc..
In Thursday trading, Snyder's-Lance Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, PVH Corp shares are down about 0.2%, and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. shares are up about 0.5% on the day.