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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Church & Dwight, Standard Motor Products and Archer Daniels Midland

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/19, Church & Dwight Co Inc (Symbol: CHD), Standard Motor Products, Inc. (Symbol: SMP), and Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Symbol: ADM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Church & Dwight Co Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.2275 on 6/3/19, Standard Motor Products, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.23 on 6/3/19, and Archer Daniels Midland Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 6/5/19. As a percentage of CHD's recent stock price of $72.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.31%, so look for shares of Church & Dwight Co Inc to trade 0.31% lower — all else being equal — when CHD shares open for trading on 5/14/19. Similarly, investors should look for SMP to open 0.48% lower in price and for ADM to open 0.83% lower, all else being equal.

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

Church & Dwight Co Inc (Symbol: CHD):

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Standard Motor Products, Inc. (Symbol: SMP):

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Symbol: ADM):

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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 1.25% for Church & Dwight Co Inc, 1.93% for Standard Motor Products, Inc., and 3.33% for Archer Daniels Midland Co..

In Friday trading, Church & Dwight Co Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, Standard Motor Products, Inc. shares are off about 0.7%, and Archer Daniels Midland Co. shares are off about 1.2% on the day.

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