Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/10/17, Apple Inc (NASD: AAPL), j2 Global Inc (NASD: JCOM), and Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Apple Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.63 on 8/17/17, j2 Global Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.385 on 9/1/17, and Alliance Data Systems Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.52 on 9/19/17.
As a percentage of AAPL’s recent stock price of $158.53, this dividend works out to approximately 0.40%, so look for shares of Apple Inc to trade 0.40% lower — all else being equal — when AAPL shares open for trading on 8/10/17. Similarly, investors should look for JCOM to open 0.50% lower in price and for ADS to open 0.22% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for AAPL, JCOM, and ADS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Apple Inc (NASD: AAPL):
j2 Global Inc (NASD: JCOM):
Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS):
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 Apple Inc, 2.01% for j2 Global Inc , and 0.87% for Alliance Data Systems Corp..
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In Tuesday trading, Apple Inc shares are currently down about 0.2%, j2 Global Inc shares are off about 0.5%, and Alliance Data Systems Corp. shares are off about 0.1% on the day.