On 12/21/12, Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE:POR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.27, payable on 1/15/13. As a percentage of POR's recent stock price of $27.51, this dividend works out to approximately 0.98%, so look for shares of Portland General Electric Co. to trade 0.98% lower — all else being equal — when POR shares open for trading on 12/21/12.
Below is a dividend history chart for POR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.27 declared by Portland General Electric Co.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from POR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.93% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
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