Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/1/17, Regal Entertainment Group (Symbol: RGC), Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (Symbol: IPG), and Acushnet Holdings Corp (Symbol: GOLF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Regal Entertainment Group will pay its quarterly dividend of $ 0.22 on 6/15/17, Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $ 0.18 on 6/19/17, and Acushnet Holdings Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $ 0.12 on 6/16/17. As a percentage of RGC’s recent stock price of $ 20.49, this dividend works out to approximately 1.07%, so look for shares of Regal Entertainment Group to trade 1.07% lower – all else being equal – when RGC shares open for trading on 6/1/17. Similarly, investors should look for IPG to open 0.73% lower in price and for GOLF to open 0.63% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for RGC, IPG, and GOLF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Regal Entertainment Group (Symbol: RGC) :Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (Symbol: IPG) :
Acushnet Holdings Corp (Symbol: GOLF) :
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 4.29% for Regal Entertainment Group, 2.91% for Interpublic Group of Companies Inc., and 2.51% for Acushnet Holdings Corp. In Tuesday trading, Regal Entertainment Group shares are currently down about 0.6%, Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. shares are up about 0.1%, and Acushnet Holdings Corp shares are up about 0.9% on the day.
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