Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 7/28/17, Hasbro, Inc. (Symbol: HAS), Sanderson Farms Inc (Symbol: SAFM), and Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Symbol: CASY) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Hasbro, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.57 on 8/15/17, Sanderson Farms Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 8/15/17, and Casey's General Stores, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 8/15/17. As a percentage of HAS's recent stock price of $106.39, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of Hasbro, Inc. to trade 0.54% lower - all else being equal - when HAS shares open for trading on 7/28/17. Similarly, investors should look for SAFM to open 0.19% lower in price and for CASY to open 0.24% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for HAS, SAFM, and CASY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Hasbro, Inc. (Symbol: HAS) :
Sanderson Farms Inc (Symbol: SAFM) :
Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Symbol: CASY) :
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 2.14% for Hasbro, Inc., 0.77% for Sanderson Farms Inc, and 0.96% for Casey's General Stores, Inc..
In Wednesday trading, Hasbro, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, Sanderson Farms Inc shares are up about 1.7%, and Casey's General Stores, Inc. shares are down about 0.2% on the day.