Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/15/17, Prologis Inc (Symbol: PLD), MTS Systems Corp (Symbol: MTSC), and Leidos Holdings Inc (Symbol: LDOS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Prologis Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on 12/29/17, MTS Systems Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 1/2/18, and Leidos Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 12/29/17. As a percentage of PLD's recent stock price of $66.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.66%, so look for shares of Prologis Inc to trade 0.66% lower - all else being equal - when PLD shares open for trading on 12/15/17. Similarly, investors should look for MTSC to open 0.54% lower in price and for LDOS to open 0.50% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for PLD, MTSC, and LDOS, 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 2.65% for Prologis Inc, 2.15% for MTS Systems Corp, and 1.99% for Leidos Holdings Inc.
In Wednesday trading, Prologis Inc shares are currently up about 0.3%, MTS Systems Corp shares are up about 0.3%, and Leidos Holdings Inc shares are up about 0.1% on the day.