Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/9/18, German American Bancorp Inc (Symbol: GABC), The Charles Schwab Corporation (Symbol: SCHW), and International Business Machines Corp (Symbol: IBM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. German American Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 8/20/18, The Charles Schwab Corporation will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.13 on 8/24/18, and International Business Machines Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.57 on 9/10/18. As a percentage of GABC's recent stock price of $36.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%, so look for shares of German American Bancorp Inc to trade 0.41% lower - all else being equal - when GABC shares open for trading on 8/9/18. Similarly, investors should look for SCHW to open 0.26% lower in price and for IBM to open 1.07% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for GABC, SCHW, and IBM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
German American Bancorp Inc (Symbol: GABC) :
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International Business Machines Corp (Symbol: IBM) :
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 1.63% for German American Bancorp Inc, 1.02% for The Charles Schwab Corporation, and 4.28% for International Business Machines Corp.
In Tuesday trading, German American Bancorp Inc shares are currently up about 0.2%, The Charles Schwab Corporation shares are up about 1%, and International Business Machines Corp shares are up about 0.4% on the day.
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