Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/26/14, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR), Nelnet Inc (NNI), and STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 3/14/14, Nelnet Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 3/14/14, and STAG Industrial Inc. will pay its monthly dividend of $0.105 on 3/17/14.
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As a percentage of CFR's recent stock price of $73.93, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when CFR shares open for trading on 2/26/14. Similarly, investors should look for NNI to open 0.28% lower in price and for STAG to open 0.45% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CFR, NNI, and STAG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR)
Nelnet Inc (NNI)
STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG)
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 2.71% for Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., 1.10% for Nelnet Inc, and 5.44% for STAG Industrial Inc..