Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/3/16, Washington Federal Inc. (Symbol: WAFD), KKR & Company LP (Symbol: KKR), and Brookline Bancorp Inc (Symbol: BRKL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Washington Federal Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 8/19/16, KKR & Company LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 8/19/16, and Brookline Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 8/19/16. As a percentage of WAFD's recent stock price of $25.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%, so look for shares of Washington Federal Inc. to trade 0.56% lower - all else being equal - when WAFD shares open for trading on 8/3/16. Similarly, investors should look for KKR to open 1.10% lower in price and for BRKL to open 0.79% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for WAFD, KKR, and BRKL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Washington Federal Inc. (Symbol: WAFD) :
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Brookline Bancorp Inc (Symbol: BRKL) :
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 2.24% for Washington Federal Inc., 4.38% for KKR & Company LP, and 3.16% for Brookline Bancorp Inc .
In Monday trading, Washington Federal Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2%, KKR & Company LP shares are up about 1.2%, and Brookline Bancorp Inc shares are off about 0.1% on the day.
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