Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 1/9/18, Time Warner Inc (Symbol: TWX), OGE Energy Corp. (Symbol: OGE), and WGL Holdings Inc (Symbol: WGL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Time Warner Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.4025 on 2/1/18, OGE Energy Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3325 on 1/30/18, and WGL Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.51 on 2/1/18. As a percentage of TWX's recent stock price of $92.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%, so look for shares of Time Warner Inc to trade 0.43% lower - all else being equal - when TWX shares open for trading on 1/9/18. Similarly, investors should look for OGE to open 1.02% lower in price and for WGL to open 0.59% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TWX, OGE, and WGL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Time Warner Inc (Symbol: TWX) :
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WGL Holdings Inc (Symbol: WGL) :
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 1.74% for Time Warner Inc, 4.08% for OGE Energy Corp., and 2.37% for WGL Holdings Inc.
In Friday trading, Time Warner Inc shares are currently trading flat, OGE Energy Corp. shares are off about 0.1%, and WGL Holdings Inc shares are up about 0.1% on the day.
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