Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/10/15, Enersys (Symbol: ENS), Iron Mountain Inc (Symbol: IRM), and Exponent Inc. (Symbol: EXPO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Enersys will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.175 on 6/26/15, Iron Mountain Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.475 on 6/26/15, and Exponent Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 6/26/15. As a percentage of ENS's recent stock price of $68.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.25%, so look for shares of Enersys to trade 0.25% lower - all else being equal - when ENS shares open for trading on 6/10/15. Similarly, investors should look for IRM to open 1.47% lower in price and for EXPO to open 0.34% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for ENS, IRM, and EXPO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Enersys (Symbol: ENS) :
Iron Mountain Inc (Symbol: IRM) :
Exponent Inc. (Symbol: EXPO) :
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 1.02% for Enersys, 5.88% for Iron Mountain Inc , and 1.38% for Exponent Inc..
In Monday trading, Enersys shares are currently up about 0.6%, Iron Mountain Inc shares are off about 1.1%, and Exponent Inc. shares are up about 0.4% on the day.