Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/16/17, AmerisourceBergen Corp. (Symbol: ABC), Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU), and Manulife Financial Corp. (Symbol: MFC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. AmerisourceBergen Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.365 on 3/6/17, Prudential Financial, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 3/16/17, and Manulife Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.205 on 3/20/17. As a percentage of ABC's recent stock price of $89.85, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%, so look for shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. to trade 0.41% lower - all else being equal - when ABC shares open for trading on 2/16/17. Similarly, investors should look for PRU to open 0.68% lower in price and for MFC to open 1.07% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for ABC, PRU, and MFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
AmerisourceBergen Corp. (Symbol: ABC) :
Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU) :
Manulife Financial Corp. (Symbol: MFC) :
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 1.62% for AmerisourceBergen Corp., 2.71% for Prudential Financial, Inc., and 4.29% for Manulife Financial Corp..
In Wednesday trading, AmerisourceBergen Corp. shares are currently down about 1.1%, Prudential Financial, Inc. shares are trading flat, and Manulife Financial Corp. shares are up about 0.1% on the day.