Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/26/14, Babcock & Wilcox Co. (BWC), NextEra Energy Inc (NEE), and Allergan, Inc (AGN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Babcock & Wilcox Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 3/17/14, NextEra Energy Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.725 on 3/17/14, and Allergan, Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 3/21/14.As a percentage of BWC's recent stock price of $35.26, this dividend works out to approximately 0.28%, so look for shares of Babcock & Wilcox Co. to trade 0.28% lower — all else being equal — when BWC shares open for trading on 2/26/14. Similarly, investors should look for NEE to open 0.78% lower in price and for AGN to open 0.04% lower, all else being equal. Below are dividend history charts for BWC, NEE, and AGN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Babcock & Wilcox Co. (BWC):
NextEra Energy Inc (NEE):
In Monday trading, Babcock & Wilcox Co. shares are currently up about 0.9%, NextEra Energy Inc shares are down about 0.2%, and Allergan, Inc shares are up about 0.5% on the day.