Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/14/17, Bunge Ltd. (Symbol: BG), Tahoe Resources Inc. (Symbol: TAHO), and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (Symbol: BWP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Bunge Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.42 on 3/2/17, Tahoe Resources Inc. will pay its monthly dividend of $0.02 on 2/23/17, and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 2/23/17. As a percentage of BG's recent stock price of $68.64, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of Bunge Ltd. to trade 0.61% lower - all else being equal - when BG shares open for trading on 2/14/17. Similarly, investors should look for TAHO to open 0.22% lower in price and for BWP to open 0.53% lower, all else being equal.
When an S&P 1500 component reaches 20 years of dividend increases, it becomes a contender to join the elite "Dividend Aristocrats" index. Bunge Ltd. (Symbol: BG) is a " future dividend aristocrats contender ," with 15+ years of increases.
Below are dividend history charts for BG, TAHO, and BWP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Bunge Ltd. (Symbol: BG) :
Tahoe Resources Inc. (Symbol: TAHO) :
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (Symbol: BWP) :
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 2.45% for Bunge Ltd., 2.64% for Tahoe Resources Inc., and 2.13% for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP.
In Friday trading, Bunge Ltd. shares are currently trading flat, Tahoe Resources Inc. shares are down about 0.9%, and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP shares are up about 0.3% on the day.