Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/27/15, Associated Banc-Corp (Symbol: ASB), F.N.B. Corp. (Symbol: FNB), and Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc (Symbol: GLPI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Associated Banc-Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.11 on 12/15/15, F.N.B. Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 12/15/15, and Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.545 on 12/18/15. As a percentage of ASB's recent stock price of $20.54, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of Associated Banc-Corp to trade 0.54% lower - all else being equal - when ASB shares open for trading on 11/27/15. Similarly, investors should look for FNB to open 0.83% lower in price and for GLPI to open 1.98% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for ASB, FNB, and GLPI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Associated Banc-Corp (Symbol: ASB) :
F.N.B. Corp. (Symbol: FNB) :
Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc (Symbol: GLPI) :
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 2.14% for Associated Banc-Corp, 3.31% for F.N.B. Corp., and 7.94% for Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc. In Wednesday trading, Associated Banc-Corp shares are currently off about 0.1%, F.N.B. Corp. shares are down about 0.3%, and Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc shares are up about 0.3% on the day.