Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/13/17, PACCAR Inc. (Symbol: PCAR), WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC), and BGC Partners Class A (Symbol: BGCP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. PACCAR Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 12/5/17, WEC Energy Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.52 on 12/1/17, and BGC Partners Class A will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 11/29/17. As a percentage of PCAR's recent stock price of $70.27, this dividend works out to approximately 0.36%, so look for shares of PACCAR Inc. to trade 0.36% lower - all else being equal - when PCAR shares open for trading on 11/13/17. Similarly, investors should look for WEC to open 0.76% lower in price and for BGCP to open 1.19% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for PCAR, WEC, and BGCP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
PACCAR Inc. (Symbol: PCAR) :
WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC) :
BGC Partners Class A (Symbol: BGCP) :
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 1.42% for PACCAR Inc., 3.05% for WEC Energy Group Inc, and 4.75% for BGC Partners Class A.
In Thursday trading, PACCAR Inc. shares are currently down about 0.3%, WEC Energy Group Inc shares are down about 0.1%, and BGC Partners Class A shares are off about 0.3% on the day.
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