Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Global Payments (GPN), Emerson Electric (EMR), and Alliance Holdings Group (AHGP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends on 2/10/16.
Global Payments will pay its quarterly dividend of 1 cent per share on 2/26/16, Emerson Electric will pay its quarterly dividend of 47.5 cents per share on 3/10/16, and Alliance Holdings Group will pay its quarterly dividend of 96 cents per share on 2/19/16.
As a percentage of GPN’s recent stock price of $53.79, this dividend works out to approximately 0.02%, so look for shares of Global Payments to trade 0.02% lower — all else being equal — when GPN shares open for trading on 2/10/16.
Similarly, investors should look for EMR to open 1.02% lower in price and for AHGP to open 5.55% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for GPN, EMR, and AHGP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Alliance Holdings Group:
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 0.07% for Global Payments, 4.08% for Emerson Electric, and 22.18% for Alliance Holdings Group.
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