Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/14/18, Hilltop Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: HTH), Emerald Expositions Events Inc (Symbol: EEX), and KLA-Tencor Corp (Symbol: KLAC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Hilltop Holdings, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 5/31/18, Emerald Expositions Events Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0725 on 5/29/18, and KLA-Tencor Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 6/1/18. As a percentage of HTH's recent stock price of $22.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.31%, so look for shares of Hilltop Holdings, Inc. to trade 0.31% lower - all else being equal - when HTH shares open for trading on 5/14/18. Similarly, investors should look for EEX to open 0.38% lower in price and for KLAC to open 0.68% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for HTH, EEX, and KLAC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Hilltop Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: HTH) :
Emerald Expositions Events Inc (Symbol: EEX) :
KLA-Tencor Corp (Symbol: KLAC) :
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 1.24% for Hilltop Holdings, Inc., 1.51% for Emerald Expositions Events Inc, and 2.74% for KLA-Tencor Corp.
In Thursday trading, Hilltop Holdings, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2%, Emerald Expositions Events Inc shares are off about 0.2%, and KLA-Tencor Corp shares are up about 0.4% on the day.