Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/8/18, Tapestry Inc (Symbol: TPR), Genuine Parts Co. (Symbol: GPC), and Wingstop Inc (Symbol: WING) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Tapestry Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3375 on 4/2/18, Genuine Parts Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.72 on 4/2/18, and Wingstop Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 3/23/18. As a percentage of TPR's recent stock price of $50.74, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Tapestry Inc to trade 0.67% lower - all else being equal - when TPR shares open for trading on 3/8/18. Similarly, investors should look for GPC to open 0.78% lower in price and for WING to open 0.16% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TPR, GPC, and WING, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Tapestry Inc (Symbol: TPR) :
Genuine Parts Co. (Symbol: GPC) :
Wingstop Inc (Symbol: WING) :
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 2.66% for Tapestry Inc, 3.14% for Genuine Parts Co., and 0.63% for Wingstop Inc.
In Tuesday trading, Tapestry Inc shares are currently off about 0.5%, Genuine Parts Co. shares are up about 0.1%, and Wingstop Inc shares are up about 0.9% on the day.
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