Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/17/15, Horace Mann Educators Corp. (Symbol: HMN), Lamar Advertising Co (Symbol: LAMR), and Sabre Corp (Symbol: SABR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Horace Mann Educators Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 12/31/15, Lamar Advertising Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.69 on 12/30/15, and Sabre Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 12/30/15. As a percentage of HMN's recent stock price of $33.15, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of Horace Mann Educators Corp. to trade 0.75% lower - all else being equal - when HMN shares open for trading on 12/17/15. Similarly, investors should look for LAMR to open 1.20% lower in price and for SABR to open 0.32% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for HMN, LAMR, and SABR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Horace Mann Educators Corp. (Symbol: HMN) :
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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 3.02% for Horace Mann Educators Corp., 4.79% for Lamar Advertising Co , and 1.27% for Sabre Corp.
In Tuesday trading, Horace Mann Educators Corp. shares are currently up about 0.2%, Lamar Advertising Co shares are up about 0.2%, and Sabre Corp shares are up about 1.2% on the day.
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