Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/14/19, Tootsie Roll Industries Inc (Symbol: TR), Viacom Inc (Symbol: VIAB), and Boyd Gaming Corp. (Symbol: BYD) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Tootsie Roll Industries Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 7/8/19, Viacom Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 7/1/19, and Boyd Gaming Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 7/15/19. As a percentage of TR's recent stock price of $39.23, this dividend works out to approximately 0.23%, so look for shares of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc to trade 0.23% lower — all else being equal — when TR shares open for trading on 6/14/19. Similarly, investors should look for VIAB to open 0.69% lower in price and for BYD to open 0.26% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TR, VIAB, and BYD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Tootsie Roll Industries Inc (Symbol: TR):
Viacom Inc (Symbol: VIAB):
Boyd Gaming Corp. (Symbol: BYD):
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 0.92% for Tootsie Roll Industries Inc, 2.76% for Viacom Inc, and 1.06% for Boyd Gaming Corp..
In Wednesday trading, Tootsie Roll Industries Inc shares are currently trading flat, Viacom Inc shares are up about 0.2%, and Boyd Gaming Corp. shares are off about 1.1% on the day.
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