Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/22/17, Navigators Group Inc (NASD: NAVG), CDW Corp (NASD: CDW), and Applied Materials, Inc. (NASD: AMAT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Navigators Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 12/15/17, CDW Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 12/11/17, and Applied Materials, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 12/14/17.
As a percentage of NAVG’s recent stock price of $50.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.12%, so look for shares of Navigators Group Inc to trade 0.12% lower — all else being equal — when NAVG shares open for trading on 11/22/17. Similarly, investors should look for CDW to open 0.32% lower in price and for AMAT to open 0.17% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for NAVG, CDW, and AMAT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Navigators Group Inc (NASD: NAVG):
CDW Corp (NASD: CDW):
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASD: AMAT):
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 0.47% for Navigators Group Inc , 1.27% for CDW Corp, and 0.70% for Applied Materials, Inc..
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In Monday trading, Navigators Group Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, CDW Corp shares are up about 0.1%, and Applied Materials, Inc. shares are up about 1.5% on the day.