Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/8/18, ManTech International Corp (Symbol: MANT), Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Symbol: ADP), and Analog Devices Inc (Symbol: ADI) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. ManTech International Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/23/18, Automatic Data Processing Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.63 on 4/1/18, and Analog Devices Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.48 on 3/20/18. As a percentage of MANT's recent stock price of $57.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%, so look for shares of ManTech International Corp to trade 0.43% lower - all else being equal - when MANT shares open for trading on 3/8/18. Similarly, investors should look for ADP to open 0.54% lower in price and for ADI to open 0.52% lower, all else being equal.
When an S&P 1500 component reaches 20 years of dividend increases, it becomes a contender to join the elite "Dividend Aristocrats" index. Analog Devices Inc (Symbol: ADI) is a " future dividend aristocrats contender ," with 14+ years of increases.
Below are dividend history charts for MANT, ADP, and ADI, 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 1.73% for ManTech International Corp, 2.18% for Automatic Data Processing Inc., and 2.09% for Analog Devices Inc.
In Tuesday trading, ManTech International Corp shares are currently up about 0.1%, Automatic Data Processing Inc. shares are up about 0.1%, and Analog Devices Inc shares are up about 0.8% on the day.
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