Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/9/15, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (Symbol: CBSH), Regions Financial Corp (Symbol: RF), and Infinity Property & Casualty Corp (Symbol: IPCC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Commerce Bancshares, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.225 on 9/28/15, Regions Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 10/1/15, and Infinity Property & Casualty Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.43 on 9/25/15. As a percentage of CBSH's recent stock price of $44.12, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. to trade 0.51% lower - all else being equal - when CBSH shares open for trading on 9/9/15. Similarly, investors should look for RF to open 0.63% lower in price and for IPCC to open 0.57% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CBSH, RF, and IPCC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (Symbol: CBSH) :
Regions Financial Corp (Symbol: RF) :
Infinity Property & Casualty Corp (Symbol: IPCC) :
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 2.04% for Commerce Bancshares, Inc., 2.54% for Regions Financial Corp, and 2.26% for Infinity Property & Casualty Corp.
In Tuesday trading, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. shares are currently up about 1.5%, Regions Financial Corp shares are up about 2.1%, and Infinity Property & Casualty Corp shares are up about 1.3% on the day.