Ex-Dividend Reminder: Home BancShares, WisdomTree Investments and Employers Holdings

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/11/15, Home BancShares, Inc. (HOMB), WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF), and Employers Holdings Inc (EIG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Home BancShares, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.125 on 6/3/15, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 5/27/15, and Employers Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 5/27/15.

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As a percentage of HOMB's recent stock price of $32.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%, so look for shares of Home BancShares, Inc. to trade 0.38% lower — all else being equal — when HOMB shares open for trading on 5/11/15. Similarly, investors should look for WETF to open 0.42% lower in price and for EIG to open 0.25% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for HOMB, WETF, and EIG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Home BancShares, Inc. (HOMB):

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WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF):

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Employers Holdings Inc (EIG):

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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 1.53% for Home BancShares, Inc., 1.66% for WisdomTree Investments, Inc., and 1.00% for Employers Holdings Inc.

In Thursday trading, Home BancShares, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.5%, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. shares are up about 0.2%, and Employers Holdings Inc shares are off about 0.5% on the day.

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