Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/28/17, Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated (Symbol: GS), Progress Software Corp. (Symbol: PRGS), and Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Symbol: JKHY) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.65 on 3/30/17, Progress Software Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.125 on 3/15/17, and Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 3/17/17. As a percentage of GS's recent stock price of $247.81, this dividend works out to approximately 0.26%, so look for shares of Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated to trade 0.26% lower - all else being equal - when GS shares open for trading on 2/28/17. Similarly, investors should look for PRGS to open 0.43% lower in price and for JKHY to open 0.33% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for GS, PRGS, and JKHY, 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 1.05% for Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated, 1.73% for Progress Software Corp., and 1.33% for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc..
In Friday trading, Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated shares are currently off about 1.4%, Progress Software Corp. shares are off about 0.4%, and Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. shares are off about 0.3% on the day.