Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/29/17, Fulton Financial Corp. (Symbol: FULT), AmTrust Financial Services Inc (Symbol: AFSI), and State Street Corp. (Symbol: STT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Fulton Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.11 on 7/14/17, AmTrust Financial Services Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 7/17/17, and State Street Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.38 on 7/18/17. As a percentage of FULT's recent stock price of $18.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Fulton Financial Corp. to trade 0.59% lower - all else being equal - when FULT shares open for trading on 6/29/17. Similarly, investors should look for AFSI to open 1.17% lower in price and for STT to open 0.43% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for FULT, AFSI, and STT, 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 2.37% for Fulton Financial Corp. , 4.68% for AmTrust Financial Services Inc, and 1.72% for State Street Corp..
In Tuesday trading, Fulton Financial Corp. shares are currently up about 0.3%, AmTrust Financial Services Inc shares are off about 0.2%, and State Street Corp. shares are up about 0.5% on the day.
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