Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/27/17, Compass Minerals International Inc (Symbol: CMP), Avery Dennison Corp. (Symbol: AVY), and Ball Corp (Symbol: BLL) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Compass Minerals International Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.72 on 3/15/17, Avery Dennison Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.41 on 3/15/17, and Ball Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.13 on 3/15/17. As a percentage of CMP's recent stock price of $77.45, this dividend works out to approximately 0.93%, so look for shares of Compass Minerals International Inc to trade 0.93% lower - all else being equal - when CMP shares open for trading on 2/27/17. Similarly, investors should look for AVY to open 0.51% lower in price and for BLL to open 0.18% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CMP, AVY, and BLL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Compass Minerals International Inc (Symbol: CMP) :
Avery Dennison Corp. (Symbol: AVY) :
Ball Corp (Symbol: BLL) :
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 3.72% for Compass Minerals International Inc, 2.04% for Avery Dennison Corp., and 0.70% for Ball Corp.
In Thursday trading, Compass Minerals International Inc shares are currently up about 0.3%, Avery Dennison Corp. shares are up about 0.7%, and Ball Corp shares are up about 0.9% on the day.
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