Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/27/19, Union Pacific Corp (Symbol: UNP), Crane Co. (Symbol: CR), and Hubbell Inc. (Symbol: HUBB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Union Pacific Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.88 on 3/29/19, Crane Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.39 on 3/11/19, and Hubbell Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.84 on 3/15/19. As a percentage of UNP's recent stock price of $169.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Union Pacific Corp to trade 0.52% lower - all else being equal - when UNP shares open for trading on 2/27/19. Similarly, investors should look for CR to open 0.45% lower in price and for HUBB to open 0.69% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for UNP, CR, and HUBB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Union Pacific Corp (Symbol: UNP) :
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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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 2.08% for Union Pacific Corp, 1.81% for Crane Co., and 2.78% for Hubbell Inc..
In Monday trading, Union Pacific Corp shares are currently down about 0.4%, Crane Co. shares are up about 0.6%, and Hubbell Inc. shares are up about 0.6% on the day.
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