Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/11/18, Icahn Enterprises LP (Symbol: IEP), Seaboard Corp. (Symbol: SEB), and Oshkosh Corp (Symbol: OSK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Icahn Enterprises LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.75 on 6/20/18, Seaboard Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.50 on 5/24/18, and Oshkosh Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 5/29/18. As a percentage of IEP's recent stock price of $72.75, this dividend works out to approximately 2.41%, so look for shares of Icahn Enterprises LP to trade 2.41% lower - all else being equal - when IEP shares open for trading on 5/11/18. Similarly, investors should look for SEB to open 0.04% lower in price and for OSK to open 0.33% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for IEP, SEB, and OSK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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Seaboard Corp. (Symbol: SEB) :
Oshkosh Corp (Symbol: OSK) :
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 9.62% for Icahn Enterprises LP, 0.15% for Seaboard Corp., and 1.30% for Oshkosh Corp .
In Wednesday trading, Icahn Enterprises LP shares are currently up about 0.5%, Seaboard Corp. shares are up about 0.3%, and Oshkosh Corp shares are up about 0.3% on the day.
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