Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/13/18, Kohl's Corp. (Symbol: KSS), Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (Symbol: FOXA), and New Media Investment Group Inc (Symbol: NEWM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kohl's Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.61 on 3/28/18, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.18 on 4/18/18, and New Media Investment Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.37 on 3/22/18. As a percentage of KSS's recent stock price of $62.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.97%, so look for shares of Kohl's Corp. to trade 0.97% lower - all else being equal - when KSS shares open for trading on 3/13/18. Similarly, investors should look for FOXA to open 0.48% lower in price and for NEWM to open 2.15% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for KSS, FOXA, and NEWM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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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 3.90% for Kohl's Corp., 0.96% for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, and 8.60% for New Media Investment Group Inc.
In Friday trading, Kohl's Corp. shares are currently up about 0.7%, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares are up about 0.5%, and New Media Investment Group Inc shares are up about 0.5% on the day.
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