Ex-Dividend Reminder: Archer Daniels Midland, Energizer Holdings and Zions Bancorporation

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/18/14, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Symbol: ADM), Energizer Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: ENR), and Zions Bancorporation (Symbol: ZION) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Archer Daniels Midland Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 3/13/14, Energizer Holdings, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 3/12/14, and Zions Bancorporation will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.04 on 2/27/14. As a percentage of ADM's recent stock price of $40.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co. to trade 0.59% lower - all else being equal - when ADM shares open for trading on 2/18/14. Similarly, investors should look for ENR to open 0.52% lower in price and for ZION to open 0.13% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ADM, ENR, and ZION, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Symbol: ADM) :

ADM+Dividend+History+Chart

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: ENR) :

ENR+Dividend+History+Chart

Zions Bancorporation (Symbol: ZION) :

ZION+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expectation of annual yield going forward, is looking at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help in judging whether the most recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 2.36% for Archer Daniels Midland Co., 2.08% for Energizer Holdings, Inc., and 0.52% for Zions Bancorporation.

In Friday trading, Archer Daniels Midland Co. shares are currently trading flat, Energizer Holdings, Inc. shares are down about 0.3%, and Zions Bancorporation shares are up about 1.9% on the day.

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Referenced Stocks: ADM , ENR , ZION

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