Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/27/23, NextEra Energy Inc (Symbol: NEE), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (Symbol: BIP), and Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Symbol: MLAB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. NextEra Energy Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.4675 on 3/15/23, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3825 on 3/31/23, and Mesa Laboratories, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 3/15/23. As a percentage of NEE's recent stock price of $73.69, this dividend works out to approximately 0.63%, so look for shares of NextEra Energy Inc to trade 0.63% lower — all else being equal — when NEE shares open for trading on 2/27/23. Similarly, investors should look for BIP to open 1.11% lower in price and for MLAB to open 0.09% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for NEE, BIP, and MLAB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
NextEra Energy Inc (Symbol: NEE):
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (Symbol: BIP):
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Symbol: MLAB):
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 2.54% for NextEra Energy Inc, 4.43% for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP, and 0.37% for Mesa Laboratories, Inc..
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In Thursday trading, NextEra Energy Inc shares are currently trading flat, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP shares are up about 0.6%, and Mesa Laboratories, Inc. shares are up about 0.8% on the day.
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