Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/8/16, United Bankshares, Inc. (Symbol: UBSI), CME Group (Symbol: CME), and WesBanco, Inc. (Symbol: WSBC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. United Bankshares, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 7/1/16, CME Group will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.60 on 6/27/16, and WesBanco, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 7/1/16. As a percentage of UBSI's recent stock price of $39.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of United Bankshares, Inc. to trade 0.84% lower - all else being equal - when UBSI shares open for trading on 6/8/16. Similarly, investors should look for CME to open 0.62% lower in price and for WSBC to open 0.74% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for UBSI, CME, and WSBC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
United Bankshares, Inc. (Symbol: UBSI) :
CME Group (Symbol: CME) :
WesBanco, Inc. (Symbol: WSBC) :
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 3.37% for United Bankshares, Inc., 2.48% for CME Group, and 2.97% for WesBanco, Inc..
In Monday trading, United Bankshares, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.8%, CME Group shares are down about 0.1%, and WesBanco, Inc. shares are up about 0.7% on the day.
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