Ex-Dividend Reminder: National Western Life Insurance, San Juan Basin Royalty Trust And Home Loan Servicing Solutions Light

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/29/14, National Western Life Insurance Co. (NWLI), San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (SJT), and Home Loan Servicing Solutions Light (HLSS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. National Western Life Insurance Co. will pay its annual dividend of $0.36 on 12/4/14, San Juan Basin Royalty Trust will pay its monthly dividend of $0.1012 on 11/17/14, and Home Loan Servicing Solutions Light will pay its monthly dividend of $0.18 on 11/10/14.

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As a percentage of NWLI's recent stock price of $248.71, this dividend works out to approximately 0.14%, so look for shares of National Western Life Insurance Co. to trade 0.14% lower — all else being equal — when NWLI shares open for trading on 10/29/14. Similarly, investors should look for SJT to open 0.60% lower in price and for HLSS to open 1.01% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for NWLI, SJT, and HLSS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

National Western Life Insurance Co. (NWLI):

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San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (SJT):

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Home Loan Servicing Solutions Light (HLSS):

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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 0.14% for National Western Life Insurance Co. , 7.15% for San Juan Basin Royalty Trust, and 12.08% for Home Loan Servicing Solutions Light.

In Monday trading, National Western Life Insurance Co. shares are currently trading flat, San Juan Basin Royalty Trust shares are down about 1.4%, and Home Loan Servicing Solutions Light shares are off about 2.8% on the day.

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