Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/6/17, Assured Guaranty Ltd (Symbol: AGO), Employers Holdings Inc (Symbol: EIG), and First American Financial Corp (Symbol: FAF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Assured Guaranty Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1425 on 3/22/17, Employers Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 3/22/17, and First American Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 3/15/17. As a percentage of AGO's recent stock price of $41.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.34%, so look for shares of Assured Guaranty Ltd to trade 0.34% lower - all else being equal - when AGO shares open for trading on 3/6/17. Similarly, investors should look for EIG to open 0.39% lower in price and for FAF to open 0.88% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for AGO, EIG, and FAF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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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 1.37% for Assured Guaranty Ltd, 1.55% for Employers Holdings Inc, and 3.51% for First American Financial Corp.
In Thursday trading, Assured Guaranty Ltd shares are currently down about 0.3%, Employers Holdings Inc shares are down about 0.1%, and First American Financial Corp shares are down about 0.6% on the day.