Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/28/14, Sterling Financial Corp. (STSA), International Bancshares Corp. (IBOC), and Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Sterling Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 4/15/14, International Bancshares Corp. will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.25 on 4/18/14, and Bank of Nova Scotia Halifax will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.64 on 4/28/14.As a percentage of STSA's recent stock price of $33.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Sterling Financial Corp. to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when STSA shares open for trading on 3/28/14. Similarly, investors should look for IBOC to open 0.96% lower in price and for BNS to open 1.10% lower, all else being equal. Below are dividend history charts for STSA, IBOC, and BNS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Sterling Financial Corp. (STSA):
International Bancshares Corp. (IBOC):
In Wednesday trading, Sterling Financial Corp. shares are currently up about 0.5%, International Bancshares Corp. shares are up about 1%, and Bank of Nova Scotia Halifax shares are trading flat on the day.