Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/15/18, Materion Corp (Symbol: MTRN), Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (Symbol: COG), and Marathon Oil Corp. (Symbol: MRO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Materion Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.105 on 6/1/18, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 5/30/18, and Marathon Oil Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 6/11/18. As a percentage of MTRN's recent stock price of $55.35, this dividend works out to approximately 0.19%, so look for shares of Materion Corp to trade 0.19% lower - all else being equal - when MTRN shares open for trading on 5/15/18. Similarly, investors should look for COG to open 0.26% lower in price and for MRO to open 0.24% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for MTRN, COG, and MRO, 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 0.76% for Materion Corp, 1.05% for Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., and 0.95% for Marathon Oil Corp..
In Friday trading, Materion Corp shares are currently up about 0.5%, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. shares are down about 0.3%, and Marathon Oil Corp. shares are off about 0.1% on the day.