Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/6/19, American Water Works, NextEra Energy Partners, and FirstEnergy will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. American Water Works Co, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.455 on 3/1/19, NextEra Energy Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.465 on 2/14/19, and FirstEnergy Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.38 on 3/1/19. Click here to learn which 25 S.A.F.E. dividend stocks should be on your radar screen, at DividendChannel.com »

As a percentage of AWK’s recent stock price of $94.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.48%, so look for shares of American Water Works Co, Inc. to trade 0.48% lower — all else being equal — when AWK shares open for trading on 2/6/19. Similarly, investors should look for NEP to open 1.12% lower in price and for FE to open 0.99% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AWK, NEP, and FE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

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FirstEnergy Corp:


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 1.93% for American Water Works Co, Inc., 4.50% for NextEra Energy Partners LP, and 3.97% for FirstEnergy Corp.

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In Monday trading, American Water Works Co, Inc. shares are currently off about 1%, NextEra Energy Partners LP shares are up about 0.8%, and FirstEnergy Corp shares are off about 1.3% on the day.