Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/18/15, Popular Inc. (Symbol: BPOP), EarthLink Holdings Corp (Symbol: ELNK), and Toro Co. (Symbol: TTC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Popular Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 1/4/16, EarthLink Holdings Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 1/5/16, and Toro Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 1/11/16. As a percentage of BPOP's recent stock price of $27.35, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of Popular Inc. to trade 0.55% lower - all else being equal - when BPOP shares open for trading on 12/18/15. Similarly, investors should look for ELNK to open 0.63% lower in price and for TTC to open 0.39% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for BPOP, ELNK, and TTC, 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 2.19% for Popular Inc., 2.52% for EarthLink Holdings Corp, and 1.56% for Toro Co. .
In Wednesday trading, Popular Inc. shares are currently down about 0.1%, EarthLink Holdings Corp shares are up about 0.9%, and Toro Co. shares are up about 0.2% on the day.
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