Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/14/19, Teleflex Incorporated (Symbol: TFX), Amgen Inc (Symbol: AMGN), and U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (Symbol: USPH) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Teleflex Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 9/16/19, Amgen Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.45 on 9/6/19, and U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 9/13/19. As a percentage of TFX's recent stock price of $368.96, this dividend works out to approximately 0.09%, so look for shares of Teleflex Incorporated to trade 0.09% lower — all else being equal — when TFX shares open for trading on 8/14/19. Similarly, investors should look for AMGN to open 0.71% lower in price and for USPH to open 0.23% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TFX, AMGN, and USPH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Teleflex Incorporated (Symbol: TFX):
Amgen Inc (Symbol: AMGN):
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (Symbol: USPH):
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 0.37% for Teleflex Incorporated, 2.84% for Amgen Inc, and 0.92% for U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc..
In Monday trading, Teleflex Incorporated shares are currently down about 0.7%, Amgen Inc shares are up about 4.2%, and U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. shares are down about 0.6% on the day.
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