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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/12/14, Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN), Teck Resources Ltd (TCK), and Huntsman Corp (HUN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Marten Transport, Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.025 on 6/30/14, Teck Resources Ltd will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.45 on 7/2/14, and Huntsman Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.125 on 6/30/14.
As a percentage of MRTN's recent stock price of $24.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.10%, so look for shares of Marten Transport, Ltd. to trade 0.10% lower — all else being equal — when MRTN shares open for trading on 6/12/14. Similarly, investors should look for TCK to open 2.07% lower in price and for HUN to open 0.44% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for MRTN, TCK, and HUN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN):
Teck Resources Ltd (TCK):
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 0.41% for Marten Transport, Ltd., 4.14% for Teck Resources Ltd, and 1.76% for Huntsman Corp.