Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/8/18, Interface Inc. (Symbol: TILE), Unifirst Corp (Symbol: UNF), and Stanley Black & Decker Inc (Symbol: SWK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Interface Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.065 on 3/23/18, Unifirst Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0375 on 3/30/18, and Stanley Black & Decker Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.63 on 3/20/18. As a percentage of TILE's recent stock price of $24.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.27%, so look for shares of Interface Inc. to trade 0.27% lower - all else being equal - when TILE shares open for trading on 3/8/18. Similarly, investors should look for UNF to open 0.02% lower in price and for SWK to open 0.41% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TILE, UNF, and SWK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Interface Inc. (Symbol: TILE) :
Unifirst Corp (Symbol: UNF) :
Stanley Black & Decker Inc (Symbol: SWK) :
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 1.07% for Interface Inc., 0.10% for Unifirst Corp, and 1.65% for Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
In Tuesday trading, Interface Inc. shares are currently down about 0.4%, Unifirst Corp shares are off about 0.1%, and Stanley Black & Decker Inc shares are up about 0.5% on the day.
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