Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/29/17, Frank's International NV (Symbol: FI), Arch Coal Inc (Symbol: ARCH), and Newell Brands Inc (Symbol: NWL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Frank's International NV will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.075 on 9/15/17, Arch Coal Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 9/15/17, and Newell Brands Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.23 on 9/15/17. As a percentage of FI's recent stock price of $6.32, this dividend works out to approximately 1.19%, so look for shares of Frank's International NV to trade 1.19% lower - all else being equal - when FI shares open for trading on 8/29/17. Similarly, investors should look for ARCH to open 0.46% lower in price and for NWL to open 0.48% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for FI, ARCH, and NWL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Frank's International NV (Symbol: FI) :
Arch Coal Inc (Symbol: ARCH) :
Newell Brands Inc (Symbol: NWL) :
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 4.75% for Frank's International NV, 1.85% for Arch Coal Inc, and 1.91% for Newell Brands Inc.
In Friday trading, Frank's International NV shares are currently up about 0.8%, Arch Coal Inc shares are up about 0.1%, and Newell Brands Inc shares are trading flat on the day.
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