Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/11/18, Dominion Energy Inc (Symbol: DCUD), Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd (Symbol: MLCO), and Coca-Cola European Partners plc (Symbol: CCE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Dominion Energy Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.8438 on 5/15/18, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.135 on 5/23/18, and Coca-Cola European Partners plc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 5/29/18. As a percentage of DCUD's recent stock price of $44.22, this dividend works out to approximately 1.91%, so look for shares of Dominion Energy Inc to trade 1.91% lower - all else being equal - when DCUD shares open for trading on 5/11/18. Similarly, investors should look for MLCO to open 0.43% lower in price and for CCE to open 0.67% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for DCUD, MLCO, and CCE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Dominion Energy Inc (Symbol: DCUD)
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd (Symbol: MLCO)
Coca-Cola European Partners plc (Symbol: CCE)
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 7.63% for Dominion Energy Inc , 1.71% for Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd, and 2.69% for Coca-Cola European Partners plc.
In Wednesday trading, Dominion Energy Inc shares are currently up about 0.2%, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd shares are up about 0.3%, and Coca-Cola European Partners plc shares are up about 1.2% on the day.
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