Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/21/14, Brunswick Corp. (BC), CDW Corp (CDW), and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Brunswick Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 3/14/14, CDW Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0425 on 3/10/14, and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 3/12/14.
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As a percentage of BC's recent stock price of $43.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.23%, so look for shares of Brunswick Corp. to trade 0.23% lower — all else being equal — when BC shares open for trading on 2/21/14. Similarly, investors should look for CDW to open 0.17% lower in price and for HE to open 1.20% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for BC, CDW, and HE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Brunswick Corp. (BC)
CDW Corp (CDW)
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE)
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 0.93% for Brunswick Corp., 0.69% for CDW Corp, and 4.79% for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc..