Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/14/18, Southwest Gas Holdings Inc (Symbol: SWX), Otter Tail Corp. (Symbol: OTTR), and American States Water Co (Symbol: AWR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Southwest Gas Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.52 on 12/3/18, Otter Tail Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.335 on 12/10/18, and American States Water Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 12/3/18. As a percentage of SWX's recent stock price of $83.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc to trade 0.62% lower - all else being equal - when SWX shares open for trading on 11/14/18. Similarly, investors should look for OTTR to open 0.70% lower in price and for AWR to open 0.43% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for SWX, OTTR, and AWR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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American States Water Co (Symbol: AWR) :
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 2.49% for Southwest Gas Holdings Inc, 2.80% for Otter Tail Corp., and 1.71% for American States Water Co.
In Monday trading, Southwest Gas Holdings Inc shares are currently up about 0.2%, Otter Tail Corp. shares are off about 1.3%, and American States Water Co shares are down about 0.5% on the day.