Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/10/17, Kemper Corp. (Symbol: KMPR), Highwoods Properties, Inc. (Symbol: HIW), and National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kemper Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 8/28/17, Highwoods Properties, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on 9/6/17, and National Instruments Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 9/5/17. As a percentage of KMPR's recent stock price of $47.35, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Kemper Corp. to trade 0.51% lower - all else being equal - when KMPR shares open for trading on 8/10/17. Similarly, investors should look for HIW to open 0.87% lower in price and for NATI to open 0.52% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for KMPR, HIW, and NATI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Kemper Corp. (Symbol: KMPR) :
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (Symbol: HIW) :
National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI) :
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 2.03% for Kemper Corp. , 3.49% for Highwoods Properties, Inc., and 2.08% for National Instruments Corp..
In Tuesday trading, Kemper Corp. shares are currently up about 0.3%, Highwoods Properties, Inc. shares are down about 0.1%, and National Instruments Corp. shares are down about 0.3% on the day.
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