Ex-Dividend Reminder: La-Z-Boy, Bob Evans Farms and Walt Disney

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/8/17, La-Z-Boy Inc. (Symbol: LZB), Bob Evans Farms Inc (Symbol: BOBE), and Walt Disney Co. (Symbol: DIS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. La-Z-Boy Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 12/20/17, Bob Evans Farms Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 12/22/17, and Walt Disney Co. will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.84 on 1/11/18. As a percentage of LZB's recent stock price of $32.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.37%, so look for shares of La-Z-Boy Inc. to trade 0.37% lower - all else being equal - when LZB shares open for trading on 12/8/17. Similarly, investors should look for BOBE to open 0.44% lower in price and for DIS to open 0.79% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for LZB, BOBE, and DIS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

La-Z-Boy Inc. (Symbol: LZB) :


Bob Evans Farms Inc (Symbol: BOBE) :


Walt Disney Co. (Symbol: DIS) :


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 1.48% for La-Z-Boy Inc., 1.75% for Bob Evans Farms Inc, and 1.57% for Walt Disney Co. .

In Wednesday trading, La-Z-Boy Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6%, Bob Evans Farms Inc shares are up about 0.1%, and Walt Disney Co. shares are off about 0.4% 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: LZB , DIS

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