Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA)
The company has declared a final dividend of 231 cents, fully franked, in addition to interim dividend of 200 cents paid on 28 March 2018. This fully franked final dividend is payable on 28 September 2018 to the shareholders registered for entitlements on the record date of 16 August 2018. On the Ex-dividend date 15 August 2018, CBA’s stock has fallen by 2.47% to $73.990.
The dividend yield of the company may be large, but there has been little growth year on year. The company’s last five years annual dividend yield was $4.01, $4.20, $4.20, $4.29 and $4.31 in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Currently CBA is trading at $70.750, up 0.34% on 10 September 2018 (8:53 PM AEST).
Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS)
Telecommunication giant Telstra Corporation Limited declared 11 cents of fully franked final dividend which takes full year yield to 22 cents for the financial year ended 30 June 2018. The final dividend is payable on 27 September 2018. Annual dividend yield for FY18 has been drifted lower than previous year dividend of 31 cents.
The decline in dividend yield is directly attributable to lower net profit after tax which has slipped by 8.9% in FY18. However, the company has maintained a consistent dividend yield of 31 cents over the past three years.
TLS is currently down by 0.639% trading at $3.110 on 10 September 2018 (9:06 PM AEST).
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