Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/1/18, Kinsale Capital Group Inc (Symbol: KNSL), CenturyLink Inc (Symbol: CTL), and Northrop Grumman Corp (Symbol: NOC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kinsale Capital Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 6/15/18, CenturyLink Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.54 on 6/15/18, and Northrop Grumman Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.20 on 6/20/18. As a percentage of KNSL's recent stock price of $53.56, this dividend works out to approximately 0.13%, so look for shares of Kinsale Capital Group Inc to trade 0.13% lower - all else being equal - when KNSL shares open for trading on 6/1/18. Similarly, investors should look for CTL to open 2.97% lower in price and for NOC to open 0.37% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for KNSL, CTL, and NOC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Kinsale Capital Group Inc (Symbol: KNSL) :
CenturyLink Inc (Symbol: CTL) :
Northrop Grumman Corp (Symbol: NOC) :
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 0.52% for Kinsale Capital Group Inc, 11.89% for CenturyLink Inc, and 1.46% for Northrop Grumman Corp.
In Wednesday trading, Kinsale Capital Group Inc shares are currently up about 0.3%, CenturyLink Inc shares are down about 0.3%, and Northrop Grumman Corp shares are up about 0.6% on the day.
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