Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/23/18, General Electric Co (Symbol: GE), HNI Corp (Symbol: HNI), and Kelly Services, Inc. (Symbol: KELYA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. General Electric Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 4/25/18, HNI Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.285 on 3/5/18, and Kelly Services, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.075 on 3/12/18. As a percentage of GE's recent stock price of $14.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.82%, so look for shares of General Electric Co to trade 0.82% lower - all else being equal - when GE shares open for trading on 2/23/18. Similarly, investors should look for HNI to open 0.74% lower in price and for KELYA to open 0.25% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for GE, HNI, and KELYA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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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 3.28% for General Electric Co, 2.96% for HNI Corp, and 1.01% for Kelly Services, Inc..
In Wednesday trading, General Electric Co shares are currently off about 0.6%, HNI Corp shares are down about 0.2%, and Kelly Services, Inc. shares are up about 0.9% on the day.