Ex-Dividend Reminder: Celanese, Murphy Oil and Buckeye Partners
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/19, Celanese Corp (Symbol: CE), Murphy Oil Corp (Symbol: MUR), and Buckeye Partners LP (Symbol: BPL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Celanese Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.54 on 3/1/19, Murphy Oil Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/1/19, and Buckeye Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 2/26/19. As a percentage of CE's recent stock price of $99.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of Celanese Corp to trade 0.54% lower - all else being equal - when CE shares open for trading on 2/15/19. Similarly, investors should look for MUR to open 0.90% lower in price and for BPL to open 2.30% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CE, MUR, and BPL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Celanese Corp (Symbol: CE) :
Murphy Oil Corp (Symbol: MUR) :
Buckeye Partners LP (Symbol: BPL) :
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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 2.17% for Celanese Corp , 3.59% for Murphy Oil Corp, and 9.21% for Buckeye Partners LP.
In Wednesday trading, Celanese Corp shares are currently up about 0.1%, Murphy Oil Corp shares are up about 1.8%, and Buckeye Partners LP shares are up about 1.2% on the day.