Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Horizon National, United Bankshares and Stewart Information Services

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/10/15, First Horizon National Corp (FHN), United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI), and Stewart Information Services Corp. (STC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. First Horizon National Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 7/1/15, United Bankshares, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 7/1/15, and Stewart Information Services Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 6/29/15.

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As a percentage of FHN's recent stock price of $15.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.40%, so look for shares of First Horizon National Corp to trade 0.40% lower — all else being equal — when FHN shares open for trading on 6/10/15. Similarly, investors should look for UBSI to open 0.82% lower in price and for STC to open 0.64% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for FHN, UBSI, and STC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

First Horizon National Corp (FHN):

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United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI):

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Stewart Information Services Corp. (STC):

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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 1.59% for First Horizon National Corp, 3.29% for United Bankshares, Inc., and 2.56% for Stewart Information Services Corp..

In Monday trading, First Horizon National Corp shares are currently up about 0.4%, United Bankshares, Inc. shares are up about 0.3%, and Stewart Information Services Corp. shares are up about 1.2% on the day.

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