Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, GasLog Ltd (GLOG), Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL), and Innospec Inc. (IOSP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends on May 12.
GasLog Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share on 5/26/16, Rockwell Collins, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of 33 cents per share on 6/6/16, and Innospec Inc will pay its semi-annual dividend of 33 cents per share on 5/25/16.
As a percentage of GLOG’s recent stock price of $11.69, this dividend works out to approximately 1.20%, so look for shares of GasLog to trade 1.20% lower — all else being equal — when GLOG shares open for trading on 5/12/16. Similarly, investors should look for COL to open 0.36% lower in price and for IOSP to open 0.68% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for GLOG, COL, and IOSP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Rockwell Collins, Inc.:
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 4.79% for GasLog Ltd, 1.45% for Rockwell Collins, Inc., and 1.37% for Innospec Inc.