Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/13/23, American Financial Group Inc (Symbol: AFG), City Holding Co. (Symbol: CHCO), and BlackRock Health Sciences Term Trust (Symbol: BMEZ) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. American Financial Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.63 on 4/25/23, City Holding Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.65 on 4/28/23, and BlackRock Health Sciences Term Trust will pay its monthly dividend of $0.145 on 4/28/23. As a percentage of AFG's recent stock price of $121.85, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of American Financial Group Inc to trade 0.52% lower — all else being equal — when AFG shares open for trading on 4/13/23. Similarly, investors should look for CHCO to open 0.72% lower in price and for BMEZ to open 0.87% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for AFG, CHCO, and BMEZ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
American Financial Group Inc (Symbol: AFG):
City Holding Co. (Symbol: CHCO):
BlackRock Health Sciences Term Trust (Symbol: BMEZ):
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 2.07% for American Financial Group Inc, 2.89% for City Holding Co., and 10.38% for BlackRock Health Sciences Term Trust.
In Tuesday trading, American Financial Group Inc shares are currently off about 0.1%, City Holding Co. shares are up about 0.4%, and BlackRock Health Sciences Term Trust shares are down about 0.3% on the day.
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