Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/6/18, Regions Financial Corp (Symbol: RF), Chemical Financial Corp (Symbol: CHFC), and American National Insurance Co. (Symbol: ANAT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Regions Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 1/2/19, Chemical Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 12/21/18, and American National Insurance Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.82 on 12/21/18. As a percentage of RF's recent stock price of $16.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.85%, so look for shares of Regions Financial Corp to trade 0.85% lower - all else being equal - when RF shares open for trading on 12/6/18. Similarly, investors should look for CHFC to open 0.72% lower in price and for ANAT to open 0.64% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for RF, CHFC, and ANAT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Regions Financial Corp (Symbol: RF)
Chemical Financial Corp (Symbol: CHFC)
American National Insurance Co. (Symbol: ANAT)
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 3.39% for Regions Financial Corp, 2.89% for Chemical Financial Corp, and 2.57% for American National Insurance Co. .
In Tuesday trading, Regions Financial Corp shares are currently down about 0.6%, Chemical Financial Corp shares are up about 0.3%, and American National Insurance Co. shares are trading flat on the day.
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