Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 1/26/17, Conagra Brands Inc (Symbol: CAG), Unum Group (Symbol: UNM), and First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (Symbol: FIBK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Conagra Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 3/1/17, Unum Group will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 2/17/17, and First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 2/10/17. As a percentage of CAG's recent stock price of $38.92, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Conagra Brands Inc to trade 0.51% lower - all else being equal - when CAG shares open for trading on 1/26/17. Similarly, investors should look for UNM to open 0.44% lower in price and for FIBK to open 0.58% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CAG, UNM, and FIBK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Conagra Brands Inc (Symbol: CAG) :
Unum Group (Symbol: UNM) :
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (Symbol: FIBK) :
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 2.06% for Conagra Brands Inc, 1.77% for Unum Group, and 2.33% for First Interstate BancSystem, Inc..
In Tuesday trading, Conagra Brands Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, Unum Group shares are up about 0.8%, and First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. shares are up about 0.2% on the day.
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