Ex-Dividend Reminder: Thor Industries, Royal Bank of Canada and First Republic Bank

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 10/24/18, Thor Industries, Inc. (Symbol: THO), Royal Bank of Canada (Montreal, Quebec) (Symbol: RY), and First Republic Bank (Symbol: FRC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Thor Industries, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.39 on 11/9/18, Royal Bank of Canada (Montreal, Quebec) will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.98 on 11/23/18, and First Republic Bank will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 11/8/18. As a percentage of THO's recent stock price of $75.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Thor Industries, Inc. to trade 0.52% lower - all else being equal - when THO shares open for trading on 10/24/18. Similarly, investors should look for RY to open 1.30% lower in price and for FRC to open 0.20% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for THO, RY, and FRC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Thor Industries, Inc. (Symbol: THO) :


Royal Bank of Canada (Montreal, Quebec) (Symbol: RY) :


First Republic Bank (Symbol: FRC) :


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 2.07% for Thor Industries, Inc., 5.21% for Royal Bank of Canada (Montreal, Quebec), and 0.80% for First Republic Bank .

In Monday trading, Thor Industries, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, Royal Bank of Canada (Montreal, Quebec) shares are down about 0.3%, and First Republic Bank shares are up about 0.1% 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: THO , RY , FRC

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