Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/21/17, Snyder's-Lance Inc (Symbol: LNCE), Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (Symbol: VAC), and Thomson Reuters Corp (Symbol: TRI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Snyder's-Lance Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 3/3/17, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 3/9/17, and Thomson Reuters Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.345 on 3/15/17. As a percentage of LNCE's recent stock price of $39.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%, so look for shares of Snyder's-Lance Inc to trade 0.41% lower - all else being equal - when LNCE shares open for trading on 2/21/17. Similarly, investors should look for VAC to open 0.39% lower in price and for TRI to open 0.77% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for LNCE, VAC, and TRI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Snyder's-Lance Inc (Symbol: LNCE) :
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (Symbol: VAC) :
Thomson Reuters Corp (Symbol: TRI) :
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 1.64% for Snyder's-Lance Inc, 1.57% for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp., and 3.08% for Thomson Reuters Corp.
In Friday trading, Snyder's-Lance Inc shares are currently off about 0.8%, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. shares are trading flat, and Thomson Reuters Corp shares are down about 0.2% on the day.