Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/14/20, Moelis & Company Class A (Symbol: MC), Prudential Financial Inc (Symbol: PRU), and National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Moelis & Company Class A will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.51 on 3/27/20, Prudential Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.10 on 3/12/20, and National Instruments Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 3/9/20. As a percentage of MC's recent stock price of $38.85, this dividend works out to approximately 1.31%, so look for shares of Moelis & Company Class A to trade 1.31% lower - all else being equal - when MC shares open for trading on 2/14/20. Similarly, investors should look for PRU to open 1.14% lower in price and for NATI to open 0.57% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for MC, PRU, and NATI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Moelis & Company Class A (Symbol: MC)
Prudential Financial Inc (Symbol: PRU)
National Instruments Corp. (Symbol: NATI)
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 recen t dividends
from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 5.25% for Moelis & Company Class A, 4.54% for Prudential Financial Inc, and 2.29% for National Instruments Corp..
In Wednesday trading, Moelis & Company Class A shares are currently down about 0.7%, Prudential Financial Inc shares are up about 1%, and National Instruments Corp. shares are up about 0.9% on the day.
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