Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/21/16, DST Systems Inc. (Symbol: DST), Dun & Bradstreet Corp (Symbol: DNB), and Allegiant Travel Company (Symbol: ALGT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. DST Systems Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 12/15/16, Dun & Bradstreet Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.4825 on 12/9/16, and Allegiant Travel Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.70 on 12/6/16. As a percentage of DST's recent stock price of $101.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.32%, so look for shares of DST Systems Inc. to trade 0.32% lower - all else being equal - when DST shares open for trading on 11/21/16. Similarly, investors should look for DNB to open 0.40% lower in price and for ALGT to open 0.45% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for DST, DNB, and ALGT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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Allegiant Travel Company (Symbol: ALGT) :
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 1.30% for DST Systems Inc. , 1.62% for Dun & Bradstreet Corp , and 1.79% for Allegiant Travel Company.
In Thursday trading, DST Systems Inc. shares are currently up about 0.4%, Dun & Bradstreet Corp shares are up about 0.9%, and Allegiant Travel Company shares are off about 0.8% on the day.
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