Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/6/18, Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA), Brady Corp (Symbol: BRC), and Roper Technologies Inc (Symbol: ROP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Mastercard Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 5/9/18, Brady Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.2075 on 4/30/18, and Roper Technologies Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.4125 on 4/23/18. As a percentage of MA's recent stock price of $170.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.15%, so look for shares of Mastercard Inc to trade 0.15% lower - all else being equal - when MA shares open for trading on 4/6/18. Similarly, investors should look for BRC to open 0.56% lower in price and for ROP to open 0.15% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for MA, BRC, and ROP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) :
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Roper Technologies Inc (Symbol: ROP) :
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 0.59% for Mastercard Inc, 2.24% for Brady Corp, and 0.61% for Roper Technologies Inc.
In Wednesday trading, Mastercard Inc shares are currently down about 1.4%, Brady Corp shares are off about 0.4%, and Roper Technologies Inc shares are down about 1.4% on the day.