Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/8/18, WesBanco Inc (Symbol: WSBC), Commerce Bancshares Inc (Symbol: CBSH), and Regions Financial Corp (Symbol: RF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. WesBanco Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.29 on 4/2/18, Commerce Bancshares Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.235 on 3/26/18, and Regions Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 4/2/18. As a percentage of WSBC's recent stock price of $42.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.69%, so look for shares of WesBanco Inc to trade 0.69% lower - all else being equal - when WSBC shares open for trading on 3/8/18. Similarly, investors should look for CBSH to open 0.39% lower in price and for RF to open 0.46% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for WSBC, CBSH, and RF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
WesBanco Inc (Symbol: WSBC) :
Commerce Bancshares Inc (Symbol: CBSH) :
Regions Financial Corp (Symbol: RF) :
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 2.74% for WesBanco Inc, 1.57% for Commerce Bancshares Inc, and 1.82% for Regions Financial Corp.
In Tuesday trading, WesBanco Inc shares are currently down about 1.5%, Commerce Bancshares Inc shares are up about 0.5%, and Regions Financial Corp shares are up about 0.3% on the day.
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