Ex-Dividend Reminder: Hanover Insurance Group, Lamar Advertising and TPG Specialty Lending

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/14/18, Hanover Insurance Group Inc (Symbol: THG), Lamar Advertising Co (Symbol: LAMR), and TPG Specialty Lending Inc (Symbol: TSLX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Hanover Insurance Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.60 on 12/28/18, Lamar Advertising Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.92 on 12/28/18, and TPG Specialty Lending Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.39 on 1/15/19. As a percentage of THG's recent stock price of $112.53, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of Hanover Insurance Group Inc to trade 0.53% lower - all else being equal - when THG shares open for trading on 12/14/18. Similarly, investors should look for LAMR to open 1.26% lower in price and for TSLX to open 1.97% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for THG, LAMR, and TSLX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Hanover Insurance Group Inc (Symbol: THG) :


Lamar Advertising Co (Symbol: LAMR) :


TPG Specialty Lending Inc (Symbol: TSLX) :


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 2.13% for Hanover Insurance Group Inc, 5.06% for Lamar Advertising Co , and 7.88% for TPG Specialty Lending Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Hanover Insurance Group Inc shares are currently up about 1%, Lamar Advertising Co shares are up about 0.7%, and TPG Specialty Lending Inc shares are up about 0.5% on the day.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: THG , LAMR , TSLX

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