Ex-Dividend Reminder: HNI Corp, Delta Air Lines And AVX Corp.

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/20/14, HNI Corp (HNI), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL), and AVX Corp. (AVX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. HNI Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 3/3/14, Delta Air Lines, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 3/14/14, and AVX Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.095 on 3/7/14.

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As a percentage of HNI's recent stock price of $34.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.69%, so look for shares of HNI Corp to trade 0.69% lower — all else being equal — when HNI shares open for trading on 2/20/14. Similarly, investors should look for DAL to open 0.19% lower in price and for AVX to open 0.73% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for HNI, DAL, and AVX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

HNI Corp (HNI):

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL):

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AVX Corp. (AVX):

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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 2.76% for HNI Corp, 0.76% for Delta Air Lines, Inc. , and 2.91% for AVX Corp..

In Tuesday trading, HNI Corp shares are currently up about 0.2%, Delta Air Lines, Inc. shares are up about 0.1%, and AVX Corp. shares are down about 0.1% on the day.

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