Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/21/18, Carrefour SA (Symbol: CRERF), Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund (Symbol: HFRO), and Philip Morris International Inc (Symbol: PM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Carrefour SA will pay its annual dividend of $0.46 on 7/13/18, Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund will pay its monthly dividend of $0.077 on 6/29/18, and Philip Morris International Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.14 on 7/11/18. As a percentage of CRERF's recent stock price of $17.77, this dividend works out to approximately 2.59%, so look for shares of Carrefour SA to trade 2.59% lower - all else being equal - when CRERF shares open for trading on 6/21/18. Similarly, investors should look for HFRO to open 0.49% lower in price and for PM to open 1.41% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CRERF, HFRO, and PM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Carrefour SA (Symbol: CRERF)
: Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund (Symbol: HFRO)
: Philip Morris International Inc (Symbol: PM)
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 2.59% for Carrefour SA, 5.90% for Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund, and 5.65% for Philip Morris International Inc.
In Tuesday trading, Carrefour SA shares are currently down about 1.6%, Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund shares are off about 0.2%, and Philip Morris International Inc shares are up about 0.8% on the day.
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