On 12/11/13, Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI-B.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.435, payable on 1/2/14. As a percentage of RCI.B's recent stock price of $47.91, this dividend works out to approximately 0.91%, so look for shares of Rogers Communications to trade 0.91% lower — all else being equal — when RCI.B shares open for trading on 12/11/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for RCI.B, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.435 declared by Rogers Communications:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RCI.B is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.63% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
In Monday trading, Rogers Communications shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.