Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/19/14, Avista Corp. (AVA), AstraZeneca plc (AZN), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Avista Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3175 on 3/14/14, AstraZeneca plc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $1.90 on 3/24/14, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 3/10/14.As a percentage of AVA's recent stock price of $29.89, this dividend works out to approximately 1.06%, so look for shares of Avista Corp. to trade 1.06% lower — all else being equal — when AVA shares open for trading on 2/19/14. Similarly, investors should look for AZN to open 2.79% lower in price and for TEVA to open 0.74% lower, all else being equal. Below are dividend history charts for AVA, AZN, and TEVA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Avista Corp. (AVA):
AstraZeneca plc (AZN):
In Tuesday trading, Avista Corp. shares are currently up about 0.2%, AstraZeneca plc shares are up about 0.9%, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd shares are up about 3.9% on the day.