Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/31/18, Cardinal Health, Inc. (Symbol: CAH), Encompass Health Corp (Symbol: EHC), and Kimco Realty Corp (Symbol: KIM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cardinal Health, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.4763 on 1/15/19, Encompass Health Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.27 on 1/15/19, and Kimco Realty Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.28 on 1/15/19. As a percentage of CAH's recent stock price of $43.86, this dividend works out to approximately 1.09%, so look for shares of Cardinal Health, Inc. to trade 1.09% lower - all else being equal - when CAH shares open for trading on 12/31/18. Similarly, investors should look for EHC to open 0.44% lower in price and for KIM to open 1.90% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CAH, EHC, and KIM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Cardinal Health, Inc. (Symbol: CAH) :
Encompass Health Corp (Symbol: EHC) :
Kimco Realty Corp (Symbol: KIM) :
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 4.34% for Cardinal Health, Inc., 1.77% for Encompass Health Corp, and 7.58% for Kimco Realty Corp.
In Thursday trading, Cardinal Health, Inc. shares are currently off about 1.6%, Encompass Health Corp shares are off about 1.6%, and Kimco Realty Corp shares are off about 1.7% on the day.
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