Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Aramark (ARMK), Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN), and Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends on 11/23/16.
Aramark will pay its quarterly dividend of 10.3 cents per share on 12/8/16, Nordstrom will pay its quarterly dividend of 37 cents per share on 12/13/16, and Atmos will pay its quarterly dividend of 45 cents per share on 12/12/16.
As a percentage of ARMK’s recent stock price of $34.10, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%, so look for shares of Aramark to trade 0.30% lower — all else being equal — when ARMK shares open for trading on 11/23/16.
Similarly, investors should look for JWN to open 0.63% lower in price and for ATO to open 0.63% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for ARMK, JWN, and ATO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Nordstrom, Inc. :
Atmos Energy Corp. :
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 1.21% for Aramark, 2.53% for Nordstrom, and 2.50% for Atmos Energy.
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