Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/19/18, Snap-On, Inc. (Symbol: SNA), Pitney Bowes Inc (Symbol: PBI), and Hecla Mining Co (Symbol: HL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Snap-On, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.95 on 12/10/18, Pitney Bowes Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1875 on 12/11/18, and Hecla Mining Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0025 on 12/3/18. As a percentage of SNA's recent stock price of $159.02, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Snap-On, Inc. to trade 0.60% lower - all else being equal - when SNA shares open for trading on 11/19/18. Similarly, investors should look for PBI to open 2.30% lower in price and for HL to open 0.10% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for SNA, PBI, and HL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Snap-On, Inc. (Symbol: SNA) :
Pitney Bowes Inc (Symbol: PBI) :
Hecla Mining Co (Symbol: HL) :
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 2.39% for Snap-On, Inc., 9.21% for Pitney Bowes Inc, and 0.42% for Hecla Mining Co.
In Thursday trading, Snap-On, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.9%, Pitney Bowes Inc shares are down about 0.6%, and Hecla Mining Co shares are up about 2.6% on the day.
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