Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/31/20, Tompkins Financial Corp (Symbol: TMP), AllianceBernstein Holding LP (Symbol: AB), and Blackstone Group Inc (Symbol: BX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Tompkins Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.52 on 8/14/20, AllianceBernstein Holding LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.61 on 8/20/20, and Blackstone Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.37 on 8/10/20. As a percentage of TMP's recent stock price of $64.41, this dividend works out to approximately 0.81%, so look for shares of Tompkins Financial Corp to trade 0.81% lower — all else being equal — when TMP shares open for trading on 7/31/20. Similarly, investors should look for AB to open 2.10% lower in price and for BX to open 0.68% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TMP, AB, and BX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Tompkins Financial Corp (Symbol: TMP):
AllianceBernstein Holding LP (Symbol: AB):
Blackstone Group Inc (Symbol: BX):
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 3.23% for Tompkins Financial Corp, 8.42% for AllianceBernstein Holding LP, and 2.71% for Blackstone Group Inc .
In Wednesday trading, Tompkins Financial Corp shares are currently down about 0.3%, AllianceBernstein Holding LP shares are up about 1.4%, and Blackstone Group Inc shares are up about 1% on the day.
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