Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/17/19, Procter & Gamble Company (Symbol: PG), Compass Diversified Holdings (Symbol: CODI), and Oxford Industries, Inc. (Symbol: OXM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Procter & Gamble Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.7459 on 5/15/19, Compass Diversified Holdings will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.36 on 4/25/19, and Oxford Industries, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.37 on 5/3/19. As a percentage of PG's recent stock price of $104.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.71%, so look for shares of Procter & Gamble Company to trade 0.71% lower — all else being equal — when PG shares open for trading on 4/17/19. Similarly, investors should look for CODI to open 2.19% lower in price and for OXM to open 0.47% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for PG, CODI, and OXM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Procter & Gamble Company (Symbol: PG):
Compass Diversified Holdings (Symbol: CODI):
Oxford Industries, Inc. (Symbol: OXM):
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 2.84% for Procter & Gamble Company , 8.74% for Compass Diversified Holdings, and 1.89% for Oxford Industries, Inc..
In Monday trading, Procter & Gamble Company shares are currently off about 0.1%, Compass Diversified Holdings shares are up about 0.3%, and Oxford Industries, Inc. shares are up about 0.3% on the day.
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