On 5/26/11, Copa Holdings (NYSE:CPA) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $1.64, payable on 6/15/11. As a percentage of CPA's recent stock price of $62.42, this dividend works out to approximately 2.63%, so look for shares of Copa Holdings to trade 2.63% lower — all else being equal — when CPA shares open for trading on 5/26/11.
Below is a dividend history chart for CPA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $1.64 declared by Copa Holdings S.A.:
CPA Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CPA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.63% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CPA makes up 4.51% of the Airline Shares ETF (FLYX) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.
CPA operates in the Airlines sector, among companies like US Airways Group Inc (NYSE:LCC) which is down about 1.2% today, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW) trading lower by about 0.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of CPA, versus LCC and AAWW.
In Tuesday trading, Copa Holdings S.A. shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.
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