Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/13/19, KBR Inc (Symbol: KBR), Leidos Holdings Inc (Symbol: LDOS), and NXP Semiconductors NV (Symbol: NXPI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. KBR Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 10/15/19, Leidos Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 9/30/19, and NXP Semiconductors NV will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.375 on 10/4/19. As a percentage of KBR's recent stock price of $25.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.32%, so look for shares of KBR Inc to trade 0.32% lower — all else being equal — when KBR shares open for trading on 9/13/19. Similarly, investors should look for LDOS to open 0.41% lower in price and for NXPI to open 0.35% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for KBR, LDOS, and NXPI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
KBR Inc (Symbol: KBR):
Leidos Holdings Inc (Symbol: LDOS):
NXP Semiconductors NV (Symbol: NXPI):
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 1.26% for KBR Inc, 1.62% for Leidos Holdings Inc, and 1.39% for NXP Semiconductors NV.
In Wednesday trading, KBR Inc shares are currently down about 0.5%, Leidos Holdings Inc shares are off about 0.2%, and NXP Semiconductors NV shares are up about 0.1% on the day.
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