Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/8/17, CNO Financial Group Inc (Symbol: CNO), Ladder Capital Corp (Symbol: LADR), and Travelers Companies Inc (Symbol: TRV) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CNO Financial Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 12/26/17, Ladder Capital Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.315 on 1/3/18, and Travelers Companies Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.72 on 12/29/17. As a percentage of CNO’s recent stock price of $25.35, this dividend works out to approximately 0.36%, so look for shares of CNO Financial Group Inc to trade 0.36% lower – all else being equal – when CNO shares open for trading on 12/8/17. Similarly, investors should look for LADR to open 2.28% lower in price and for TRV to open 0.53% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CNO, LADR, and TRV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. CNO Financial Group Inc (Symbol: CNO) :
Ladder Capital Corp (Symbol: LADR) :
Travelers Companies Inc (Symbol: TRV) :
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 1.42% for CNO Financial Group Inc, 9.13% for Ladder Capital Corp, and 2.13% for Travelers Companies Inc . In Wednesday trading, CNO Financial Group Inc shares are currently off about 0.4%, Ladder Capital Corp shares are up about 0.2%, and Travelers Companies Inc shares are off about 0.1% on the day.
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