Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/9/19, Interdigital Inc (Symbol: IDCC), Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (Symbol: MMC), and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (Symbol: WDR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Interdigital Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 4/24/19, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.415 on 5/15/19, and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 5/1/19. As a percentage of IDCC's recent stock price of $68.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Interdigital Inc to trade 0.51% lower - all else being equal - when IDCC shares open for trading on 4/9/19. Similarly, investors should look for MMC to open 0.44% lower in price and for WDR to open 1.40% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for IDCC, MMC, and WDR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Interdigital Inc (Symbol: IDCC) :
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (Symbol: MMC) :
Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (Symbol: WDR) :
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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 2.05% for Interdigital Inc , 1.77% for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and 5.60% for Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.
In Friday trading, Interdigital Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. shares are off about 0.9%, and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc shares are up about 0.6% on the day.
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