Stock Message Boards
Dividend Channel
Market News Video Dividend Detective The Warren Buffetts Next Door Stock message boards
Free Dividend Report - Top Ranked Stocks

Featured MNV Articles:

Cash Dividend On The Way From Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG (AWH)
Wednesday, March 19, 10:31 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

On 3/21/14, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG (AWH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly ...

November 22nd Options Now Available For HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC)
Monday, March 24, 11:46 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

Investors in HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) saw new options become available today, for the ...

AWH Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
Thursday, March 27, 4:28 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff

In trading on Thursday, shares of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG (AWH) crossed below ...

MCY Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level
Thursday, April 3, 4:07 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff

In trading on Thursday, shares of Mercury General Corp. (MCY) crossed above their 200 day ...

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 1.86% Yield (AWH)
Friday, April 25, 11:08 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then ...

  More articles:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) Passes Through 2% Yield Mark

By Dividend Channel Staff, Wednesday, August 3, 3:20 PM ET
Play Video: The Importance of Dividends


If the video does not load after a few moments, Upgrade to the Latest Flash Player.

In trading on Wednesday, shares of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) were yielding above the 2% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.58), with the stock changing hands as low as $27.81 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. To illustrate, suppose for example you purchased shares of the iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWV) back on 5/31/2000 you would have paid $78.27 per share. Fast forward to 5/31/2011 and each share was worth $80.78 on that date, a mere $2.51 or 3.2% increase over eleven years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $9.69 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 20.27%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.7%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 2% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.

In general, dividend amounts are not always predictable and tend to follow the ups and downs of profitability at each company. In the case of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., looking at the history chart for HCC below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 2% annual yield.

HCC Dividend History
Date Div*
06/29/11 0.145
03/30/11 0.145
12/30/10 0.145
09/29/10 0.145
06/29/10 0.135
03/31/10 0.135
12/30/09 0.135
09/29/09 0.135
06/29/09 0.125
03/30/09 0.125
12/31/08 0.125
09/29/08 0.125
06/27/08 0.110
03/28/08 0.110
12/28/07 0.110
09/27/07 0.110
06/28/07 0.100
03/29/07 0.100
12/28/06 0.100
09/28/06 0.100
06/29/06 0.100
03/30/06 0.075
12/29/05 0.075
09/29/05 0.075
06/29/05 0.075
03/31/05 0.057
12/30/04 0.057
09/29/04 0.057
06/30/04 0.050
03/30/04 0.050
12/30/03 0.050
09/29/03 0.050
06/27/03 0.043
03/28/03 0.043
12/30/02 0.043
09/27/02 0.043
06/27/02 0.042
03/28/02 0.042
12/28/01 0.042
09/27/01 0.043
06/28/01 0.040
03/29/01 0.040
12/28/00 0.040
09/28/00 0.040
06/29/00 0.033
03/30/00 0.033
12/30/99 0.033
09/29/99 0.033
06/29/99 0.033
03/30/99 0.033
12/30/98 0.027
09/29/98 0.027
06/29/98 0.027
03/30/98 0.027
12/30/97 0.020
09/29/97 0.020
06/27/97 0.020
03/27/97 0.020
12/30/96 0.013
09/27/96 0.013
06/27/96 0.013
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

HCC operates in the Insurance Brokers sector, among companies like Allied World Assurance Company Holdings (NYSE:AWH) which is down about 0.7% today, and Mercury General Corp. (NYSE:MCY) trading lower by about 0.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of HCC, versus AWH and MCY.

HCC,AWH,MCY Relative Performance Chart


Free Trial: ''ETF CHANNEL FLEXIBLE GROWTH INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO''

The ETF Channel Flexible Growth Investment Portfolio is designed to seek growth for investors anywhere and everywhere. The key to the program is our portfolio strategy allows us complete flexibility in terms of asset allocation as there are no predetermined guidelines as to the level of stocks, bonds, cash, regions, countries, sectors, commodities, or even asset classes in the portfolio! In short, this is a completely flexible portfolio designed to follow the performance trail wherever it leads us.


This Article's Word Cloud:   Definition   Dividends   Holdings   Importance   Insurance   NYSE   Russell   Stock   What   about   above   always   amounts   annual   asset   changing   chart   companies   company   consider   data   date   designed   dividend   dividends   downs   each   escape   fillColor   follow   have   history   investors   judging   markets   over   performance   period   portfolio   return   share   shares   stock   that   total   trading   whether   with   would   yield

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) Passes Through 2% Yield Mark | www.DividendChannel.com | Copyright © 2010 - 2014, All Rights Reserved

Nothing in Dividend Channel is intended to be investment advice, nor does it represent the opinion of, counsel from, or recommendations by BNK Invest Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All viewers agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. By visiting, using or viewing this site, you agree to the following Full Disclaimer & Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Video widget and dividend videos powered by Market News Video. Quote data delayed at least 20 minutes; data powered by Ticker Technologies, and Mergent. Contact Dividend Channel; Meet Our Editorial Staff.