Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), and Global Payments Inc (GPN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends on 8/10/16.
Delta will pay its quarterly dividend of 20.25 cents per share on 9/2/16, Emerson Electric will pay its quarterly dividend of 47.5 cents per share on 9/9/16, and Global Payments will pay its quarterly dividend of 1 cent per share on 8/26/16
As a percentage of DAL’s recent stock price of $38.11, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of Delta Air Lines Inc to trade 0.53% lower — all else being equal — when DAL shares open for trading on 8/10/16. Similarly, investors should look for EMR to open 0.87% lower, and for GPN to open 0.01% lower in price, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for DAL, GPN, and EMR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Delta Air Lines:
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 2.13% for Delta, 3.48% for Emerson Electric, and 0.05% for Global Payments.
In Monday trading, Delta shares are currently up about 1.2%, Global Payments shares are up about 0.4%, and Emerson Electric shares are up about 1.5% on the day.