On 8/5/22, Apple, MKS Instruments, and National Instruments will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Apple Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.23 on 8/11/22, MKS Instruments Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 9/9/22, and National Instruments will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.28 on 8/29/22.
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As a percentage of AAPL’s recent stock price of $161.96, this dividend works out to approximately 0.14%, so look for shares of Apple Inc to trade 0.14% lower — all else being equal — when AAPL shares open for trading on 8/5/22. Similarly, investors should look for MKSI to open 0.19% lower in price and for NATI to open 0.73% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for AAPL, MKSI, and NATI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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 0.57% for Apple, 0.74% for MKS Instruments, and 2.92% for National Instruments.
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In Wednesday trading, Apple shares are currently up about 1.2%, MKS Instruments shares are up about 1.4%, and National Instruments shares are trading flat on the day.
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