Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/24/17, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (NYSE: WPM), Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE: WYN), and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc (NASD: DNKN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 12/7/17, Wyndham Worldwide Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.58 on 12/11/17, and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3225 on 12/6/17.
As a percentage of WPM’s recent stock price of $21.27, this dividend works out to approximately 0.42%, so look for shares of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp to trade 0.42% lower — all else being equal — when WPM shares open for trading on 11/24/17. Similarly, investors should look for WYN to open 0.53% lower in price and for DNKN to open 0.57% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for WPM, WYN, and DNKN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (NYSE: WPM):
Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE: WYN):
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc (NASD: DNKN):
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 1.69% for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, 2.11% for Wyndham Worldwide Corp, and 2.29% for Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.
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In Wednesday trading, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp shares are currently up about 1.6%, Wyndham Worldwide Corp shares are off about 0.2%, and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc shares are off about 0.7% on the day.