Ex-Dividend Reminder: HSN, Twenty-First Century Fox and CBS Corp
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/9/15, HSN Inc (Symbol: HSNI), Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (Symbol: FOXA), and CBS Corp (Symbol: CBS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. HSN Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 3/25/15, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.15 on 4/15/15, and CBS Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 4/1/15. As a percentage of HSNI's recent stock price of $68.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of HSN Inc to trade 0.51% lower - all else being equal - when HSNI shares open for trading on 3/9/15. Similarly, investors should look for FOXA to open 0.43% lower in price and for CBS to open 0.24% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for HSNI, FOXA, and CBS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
HSN Inc (Symbol: HSNI) :
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (Symbol: FOXA) :
CBS Corp (Symbol: CBS) :
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 2.04% for HSN Inc , 0.86% for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, and 0.96% for CBS Corp.
In Thursday trading, HSN Inc shares are currently down about 0.3%, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares are up about 0.2%, and CBS Corp shares are off about 0.4% on the day.