Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/4/18, Cisco Systems Inc (Symbol: CSCO), ABM Industries, Inc. (Symbol: ABM), and Toro Company (Symbol: TTC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cisco Systems Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 4/25/18, ABM Industries, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.175 on 5/7/18, and Toro Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 4/18/18. As a percentage of CSCO's recent stock price of $42.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.78%, so look for shares of Cisco Systems Inc to trade 0.78% lower - all else being equal - when CSCO shares open for trading on 4/4/18. Similarly, investors should look for ABM to open 0.52% lower in price and for TTC to open 0.32% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CSCO, ABM, and TTC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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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 3.10% for Cisco Systems Inc, 2.10% for ABM Industries, Inc., and 1.29% for Toro Company .
In Monday trading, Cisco Systems Inc shares are currently off about 0.8%, ABM Industries, Inc. shares are off about 0.2%, and Toro Company shares are down about 0.7% on the day.