Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/26/17, Signet Jewelers Ltd (Symbol: SIG), Scholastic Corp. (Symbol: SCHL), and Alliant Energy Corp (Symbol: LNT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Signet Jewelers Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 5/31/17, Scholastic Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 6/15/17, and Alliant Energy Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.315 on 5/15/17. As a percentage of SIG's recent stock price of $66.93, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%, so look for shares of Signet Jewelers Ltd to trade 0.46% lower - all else being equal - when SIG shares open for trading on 4/26/17. Similarly, investors should look for SCHL to open 0.34% lower in price and for LNT to open 0.79% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for SIG, SCHL, and LNT, 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 1.85% for Signet Jewelers Ltd, 1.37% for Scholastic Corp., and 3.17% for Alliant Energy Corp.
In Monday trading, Signet Jewelers Ltd shares are currently up about 1.2%, Scholastic Corp. shares are up about 0.3%, and Alliant Energy Corp shares are off about 0.6% on the day.