Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/7/18, Expedia Inc (Symbol: EXPE), Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (Symbol: PEG), and MDU Resources Group Inc (Symbol: MDU) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Expedia Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 3/28/18, Public Service Enterprise Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.45 on 3/30/18, and MDU Resources Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1975 on 4/1/18. As a percentage of EXPE's recent stock price of $104.10, this dividend works out to approximately 0.29%, so look for shares of Expedia Inc to trade 0.29% lower - all else being equal - when EXPE shares open for trading on 3/7/18. Similarly, investors should look for PEG to open 0.95% lower in price and for MDU to open 0.75% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for EXPE, PEG, and MDU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Expedia Inc (Symbol: EXPE) :
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (Symbol: PEG) :
MDU Resources Group Inc (Symbol: MDU) :
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 1.15% for Expedia Inc, 3.80% for Public Service Enterprise Group Inc, and 3.00% for MDU Resources Group Inc.
In Monday trading, Expedia Inc shares are currently down about 0.4%, Public Service Enterprise Group Inc shares are off about 0.6%, and MDU Resources Group Inc shares are down about 0.5% on the day.
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