Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/29/15, SkyWest Inc. (Symbol: SKYW), Regal Beloit Corp (Symbol: RBC), and Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Symbol: WERN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. SkyWest Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.04 on 1/6/16, Regal Beloit Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.23 on 1/15/16, and Werner Enterprises, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 1/19/16. As a percentage of SKYW's recent stock price of $20.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.19%, so look for shares of SkyWest Inc. to trade 0.19% lower - all else being equal - when SKYW shares open for trading on 12/29/15. Similarly, investors should look for RBC to open 0.40% lower in price and for WERN to open 0.26% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for SKYW, RBC, and WERN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
SkyWest Inc. (Symbol: SKYW) :
Regal Beloit Corp (Symbol: RBC) :
Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Symbol: WERN) :
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 0.77% for SkyWest Inc., 1.58% for Regal Beloit Corp, and 1.04% for Werner Enterprises, Inc..
In Monday trading, SkyWest Inc. shares are currently up about 1%, Regal Beloit Corp shares are trading flat, and Werner Enterprises, Inc. shares are down about 0.5% on the day.
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