Ex-Dividend Reminder: Navigators Group, Commerce Bancshares and First American Financial Corp
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/7/18, Navigators Group Inc (Symbol: NAVG), Commerce Bancshares Inc (Symbol: CBSH), and First American Financial Corp (Symbol: FAF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Navigators Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 6/29/18, Commerce Bancshares Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.235 on 6/25/18, and First American Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.38 on 6/15/18. As a percentage of NAVG's recent stock price of $60.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.12%, so look for shares of Navigators Group Inc to trade 0.12% lower - all else being equal - when NAVG shares open for trading on 6/7/18. Similarly, investors should look for CBSH to open 0.36% lower in price and for FAF to open 0.73% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for NAVG, CBSH, and FAF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Navigators Group Inc (Symbol: NAVG) :
Commerce Bancshares Inc (Symbol: CBSH) :
First American Financial Corp (Symbol: FAF) :
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 0.46% for Navigators Group Inc , 1.43% for Commerce Bancshares Inc, and 2.94% for First American Financial Corp.
In Tuesday trading, Navigators Group Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, Commerce Bancshares Inc shares are down about 0.3%, and First American Financial Corp shares are off about 0.2% on the day.