Ex-Dividend Reminder: KLA-Tencor, Silicon Motion Technology and Jacobs Engineering Group
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/14/19, KLA-Tencor Corp (Symbol: KLAC), Silicon Motion Technology Corp (Symbol: SIMO), and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (Symbol: JEC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. KLA-Tencor Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.75 on 3/1/19, Silicon Motion Technology Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 2/27/19, and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 3/15/19. As a percentage of KLAC's recent stock price of $106.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.70%, so look for shares of KLA-Tencor Corp to trade 0.70% lower - all else being equal - when KLAC shares open for trading on 2/14/19. Similarly, investors should look for SIMO to open 0.74% lower in price and for JEC to open 0.26% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for KLAC, SIMO, and JEC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
KLA-Tencor Corp (Symbol: KLAC) :
Silicon Motion Technology Corp (Symbol: SIMO) :
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (Symbol: JEC) :
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 2.81% for KLA-Tencor Corp, 2.94% for Silicon Motion Technology Corp, and 1.02% for Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc..
In Tuesday trading, KLA-Tencor Corp shares are currently up about 0.9%, Silicon Motion Technology Corp shares are up about 1.4%, and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. shares are up about 1.3% on the day.
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