Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/9/18, Tribune Media Co (Symbol: TRCO), Strayer Education Inc (Symbol: STRA), and Dunkin' Brands Group Inc (Symbol: DNKN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Tribune Media Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/26/18, Strayer Education Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/19/18, and Dunkin' Brands Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3475 on 3/21/18. As a percentage of TRCO's recent stock price of $41.54, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Tribune Media Co to trade 0.60% lower - all else being equal - when TRCO shares open for trading on 3/9/18. Similarly, investors should look for STRA to open 0.26% lower in price and for DNKN to open 0.58% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TRCO, STRA, and DNKN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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Dunkin' Brands Group Inc (Symbol: DNKN) :
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 2.41% for Tribune Media Co, 1.04% for Strayer Education Inc, and 2.34% for Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.
In Wednesday trading, Tribune Media Co shares are currently down about 0.3%, Strayer Education Inc shares are off about 0.7%, and Dunkin' Brands Group Inc shares are down about 0.1% on the day.