Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/18, Landstar System, Inc. (Symbol: LSTR), Visa Inc (Symbol: V), and United Technologies Corp (Symbol: UTX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Landstar System, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 3/16/18, Visa Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 3/6/18, and United Technologies Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.70 on 3/10/18. As a percentage of LSTR's recent stock price of $105.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.14%, so look for shares of Landstar System, Inc. to trade 0.14% lower - all else being equal - when LSTR shares open for trading on 2/15/18. Similarly, investors should look for V to open 0.18% lower in price and for UTX to open 0.55% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for LSTR, V, and UTX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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United Technologies Corp (Symbol: UTX) :
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 0.57% for Landstar System, Inc., 0.71% for Visa Inc, and 2.21% for United Technologies Corp.
In Tuesday trading, Landstar System, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.9%, Visa Inc shares are down about 0.6%, and United Technologies Corp shares are down about 0.8% on the day.