Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/14/17, Leggett & Platt, Inc. (Symbol: LEG), Camping World Holdings Inc (Symbol: CWH), and Big Lots, Inc. (Symbol: BIG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Leggett & Platt, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.36 on 1/12/18, Camping World Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 12/29/17, and Big Lots, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 12/29/17. As a percentage of LEG's recent stock price of $46.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.78%, so look for shares of Leggett & Platt, Inc. to trade 0.78% lower - all else being equal - when LEG shares open for trading on 12/14/17. Similarly, investors should look for CWH to open 0.17% lower in price and for BIG to open 0.43% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for LEG, CWH, and BIG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Leggett & Platt, Inc. (Symbol: LEG) :
Camping World Holdings Inc (Symbol: CWH) :
Big Lots, Inc. (Symbol: BIG) :
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 3.10% for Leggett & Platt, Inc., 0.69% for Camping World Holdings Inc, and 1.74% for Big Lots, Inc..
In Tuesday trading, Leggett & Platt, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6%, Camping World Holdings Inc shares are up about 0.5%, and Big Lots, Inc. shares are off about 0.6% on the day.
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