Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/21/17, Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), Marriott International, Inc. (NASD: MAR), and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc (NYSE: HE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Hershey Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.656 on 12/15/17, Marriott International, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 12/29/17, and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 12/12/17.
As a percentage of HSY’s recent stock price of $109.79, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Hershey Company to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when HSY shares open for trading on 11/21/17. Similarly, investors should look for MAR to open 0.27% lower in price and for HE to open 0.84% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for HSY, MAR, and HE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY):
Marriott International, Inc. (NASD: MAR):
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc (NYSE: HE):
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 2.39% for Hershey Company , 1.06% for Marriott International, Inc., and 3.36% for Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.
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In Friday trading, Hershey Company shares are currently up about 0.1%, Marriott International, Inc. shares are off about 0.1%, and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc shares are up about 0.3% on the day.