Ex-Dividend Reminder: Hanover Insurance Group, Amerisafe and TFS Financial

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/10/15, Hanover Insurance Group Inc (THG), Amerisafe Inc (AMSF), and TFS Financial Corp (TFSL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Hanover Insurance Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.41 on 6/26/15, Amerisafe Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 6/26/15, and TFS Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 6/26/15.

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As a percentage of THG's recent stock price of $72.14, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of Hanover Insurance Group Inc to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when THG shares open for trading on 6/10/15. Similarly, investors should look for AMSF to open 0.35% lower in price and for TFSL to open 0.46% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for THG, AMSF, and TFSL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Hanover Insurance Group Inc (THG):

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Amerisafe Inc (AMSF):

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TFS Financial Corp (TFSL):

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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 2.27% for Hanover Insurance Group Inc, 1.39% for Amerisafe Inc, and 1.85% for TFS Financial Corp.

In Monday trading, Hanover Insurance Group Inc shares are currently off about 0.1%, Amerisafe Inc shares are trading flat, and TFS Financial Corp shares are up about 0.2% on the day.

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