Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/23/17, Tractor Supply Co. (Symbol: TSCO), Great Plains Energy Inc (Symbol: GXP), and Atmos Energy Corp. (Symbol: ATO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Tractor Supply Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 3/14/17, Great Plains Energy Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 3/20/17, and Atmos Energy Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.45 on 3/13/17. As a percentage of TSCO's recent stock price of $72.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%, so look for shares of Tractor Supply Co. to trade 0.33% lower - all else being equal - when TSCO shares open for trading on 2/23/17. Similarly, investors should look for GXP to open 0.98% lower in price and for ATO to open 0.59% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for TSCO, GXP, and ATO, 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 1.32% for Tractor Supply Co., 3.93% for Great Plains Energy Inc, and 2.38% for Atmos Energy Corp..
In Tuesday trading, Tractor Supply Co. shares are currently up about 0.5%, Great Plains Energy Inc shares are off about 0.6%, and Atmos Energy Corp. shares are down about 0.5% on the day.