Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/31/18, Andersons Inc (Symbol: ANDE), Choice Hotels International, Inc. (Symbol: CHH), and Comcast Corp (Symbol: CMCSA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Andersons Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 1/23/19, Choice Hotels International, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.215 on 1/17/19, and Comcast Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 1/23/19. As a percentage of ANDE's recent stock price of $29.04, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Andersons Inc to trade 0.59% lower - all else being equal - when ANDE shares open for trading on 12/31/18. Similarly, investors should look for CHH to open 0.31% lower in price and for CMCSA to open 0.56% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for ANDE, CHH, and CMCSA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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Comcast Corp (Symbol: CMCSA) :
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 2.34% for Andersons Inc, 1.24% for Choice Hotels International, Inc., and 2.24% for Comcast Corp.
In Thursday trading, Andersons Inc shares are currently off about 0.6%, Choice Hotels International, Inc. shares are off about 0.5%, and Comcast Corp shares are down about 0.5% on the day.