Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/28/17, Amdocs Ltd. (Symbol: DOX), KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp (Symbol: KS), and Valmont Industries Inc (Symbol: VMI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Amdocs Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 10/20/17, KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 10/12/17, and Valmont Industries Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.375 on 10/16/17. As a percentage of DOX's recent stock price of $64.51, this dividend works out to approximately 0.34%, so look for shares of Amdocs Ltd. to trade 0.34% lower - all else being equal - when DOX shares open for trading on 9/28/17. Similarly, investors should look for KS to open 0.46% lower in price and for VMI to open 0.24% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for DOX, KS, and VMI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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Valmont Industries Inc (Symbol: VMI) :
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 1.36% for Amdocs Ltd., 1.86% for KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp, and 0.96% for Valmont Industries Inc.
In Tuesday trading, Amdocs Ltd. shares are currently up about 0.2%, KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp shares are up about 0.8%, and Valmont Industries Inc shares are trading flat on the day.