StarHub Ltd. is One of the 3 Companies Paying Dividends This Week

dividends bag of cash money

There are a few companies slated to go ex-dividend this week. In other words, you need to own them before a specific date in the week so as to receive their dividends. Let’s look into three of them.

1. Monday, 11 August 2014

StarHub Ltd. (SGX: CC3), one of the three telecommunications operators in Singapore, will be going ex-dividend today.

It is paying out a dividend of S$0.05 per share for the second quarter of 2014. Starhub’s net profit of S$94.3 million for the quarter was 6.3% lower compared to a year ago.

The telco’s shares closed at S$4.13 on Friday and are trading at a historical price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 19. It has a dividend yield of close to 5%.

2. Wednesday, 13 August 2014

One of the largest banks in Asia, DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), will be going ex-dividend two days after Starhub.

DBS is dishing out S$0.28 per share for the second quarter of 2014. It has been a good year for the bank so far, with its profit for the first half of the year climbing 9% to a record high S$2 billion.

DBS’s shares exchanged hands at S$17.81 on Friday. The company is trading at a historical price-to-book ratio of 1.2 and is sporting a dividend yield of around 3%.

3. Friday, 15 August 2014

SembCorp Industries Limited (SGX: U96), a major conglomerate with interests in the Utilities, Marine, and Urban Development sectors, will be going ex-dividend on Friday.

With profit growth of 6% to S$179 million in the first half of 2014, the conglomerate would be handing out interim dividends of S$0.05 per share; there wasn’t any interim dividend declared for the corresponding period a year ago.

Shares of the conglomerate last traded at S$5.28 on Friday. They are valued at a historical PE ratio of close to 12 and have a dividend yield of 2.81%.

To keep up to date on the latest financial and stock news,sign up for a free subscription to The Motley Fool’s weekly investing newsletter,Take Stock Singapore. Also,like us on Facebook to follow our latest hot articles.

The Motley Fool's purpose is to help the world invest, better.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.