Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/15/17, AMETEK, Inc. (Symbol: AME), Western Union Co (Symbol: WU), and Joy Global Inc (Symbol: JOY) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. AMETEK, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 3/31/17, Western Union Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.175 on 3/31/17, and Joy Global Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.01 on 3/31/17. As a percentage of AME's recent stock price of $53.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.17%, so look for shares of AMETEK, Inc. to trade 0.17% lower - all else being equal - when AME shares open for trading on 3/15/17. Similarly, investors should look for WU to open 0.89% lower in price and for JOY to open 0.04% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for AME, WU, and JOY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
AMETEK, Inc. (Symbol: AME) :
Western Union Co (Symbol: WU) :
Joy Global Inc (Symbol: JOY) :
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 0.67% for AMETEK, Inc., 3.55% for Western Union Co, and 0.14% for Joy Global Inc.
In Monday trading, AMETEK, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, Western Union Co shares are up about 0.2%, and Joy Global Inc shares are trading flat on the day.