Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/5/19, Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK), Weyerhaeuser Co (Symbol: WY), and American National Insurance Co. (Symbol: ANAT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Blackrock Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $3.30 on 12/23/19, Weyerhaeuser Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 12/20/19, and American National Insurance Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.82 on 12/20/19. As a percentage of BLK's recent stock price of $484.31, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Blackrock Inc to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when BLK shares open for trading on 12/5/19. Similarly, investors should look for WY to open 1.17% lower in price and for ANAT to open 0.70% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for BLK, WY, and ANAT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK):
Weyerhaeuser Co (Symbol: WY):
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 2.73% for Blackrock Inc, 4.69% for Weyerhaeuser Co, and 2.79% for American National Insurance Co. .
In Tuesday trading, Blackrock Inc shares are currently off about 1.1%, Weyerhaeuser Co shares are off about 0.8%, and American National Insurance Co. shares are down about 0.3% on the day.
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