Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/30/18, Cathay General Bancorp (Symbol: CATY), Realty Income Corp (Symbol: O), and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cathay General Bancorp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 12/13/18, Realty Income Corp will pay its monthly dividend of $0.2205 on 12/14/18, and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 1/2/19. As a percentage of CATY's recent stock price of $38.91, this dividend works out to approximately 0.80%, so look for shares of Cathay General Bancorp to trade 0.80% lower - all else being equal - when CATY shares open for trading on 11/30/18. Similarly, investors should look for O to open 0.35% lower in price and for HIG to open 0.68% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CATY, O, and HIG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Cathay General Bancorp (Symbol: CATY)
Realty Income Corp (Symbol: O)
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG)
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 3.19% for Cathay General Bancorp, 4.15% for Realty Income Corp, and 2.70% for Hartford Financial Services Group Inc..
In Wednesday trading, Cathay General Bancorp shares are currently up about 0.5%, Realty Income Corp shares are up about 0.1%, and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. shares are up about 0.7% on the day.
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