Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/16/17, Pinnacle Foods Inc. (Symbol: PF), Energizer Holdings Inc (Symbol: ENR), and Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Symbol: ADM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Pinnacle Foods Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.285 on 4/7/17, Energizer Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 3/14/17, and Archer Daniels Midland Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 3/14/17. As a percentage of PF's recent stock price of $54.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Pinnacle Foods Inc. to trade 0.52% lower - all else being equal - when PF shares open for trading on 2/16/17. Similarly, investors should look for ENR to open 0.51% lower in price and for ADM to open 0.73% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for PF, ENR, and ADM, 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 2.10% for Pinnacle Foods Inc., 2.06% for Energizer Holdings Inc , and 2.93% for Archer Daniels Midland Co..
In Tuesday trading, Pinnacle Foods Inc. shares are currently down about 0.1%, Energizer Holdings Inc shares are trading flat, and Archer Daniels Midland Co. shares are up about 0.1% on the day.