Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/20/19, Applied Materials, Inc. (Symbol: AMAT), Moody's Corp. (Symbol: MCO), and Littelfuse Inc (Symbol: LFUS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Applied Materials, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 12/12/19, Moody's Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 12/12/19, and Littelfuse Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.48 on 12/5/19. As a percentage of AMAT's recent stock price of $61.88, this dividend works out to approximately 0.34%, so look for shares of Applied Materials, Inc. to trade 0.34% lower — all else being equal — when AMAT shares open for trading on 11/20/19. Similarly, investors should look for MCO to open 0.23% lower in price and for LFUS to open 0.27% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for AMAT, MCO, and LFUS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Applied Materials, Inc. (Symbol: AMAT):
Moody's Corp. (Symbol: MCO):
Littelfuse Inc (Symbol: LFUS):
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 1.36% for Applied Materials, Inc., 0.90% for Moody's Corp., and 1.09% for Littelfuse Inc.
In Monday trading, Applied Materials, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.3%, Moody's Corp. shares are up about 0.5%, and Littelfuse Inc shares are off about 0.8% on the day.
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