Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, FMC Corp. (FMC), Titan International, Inc. (TWI), and Lennox International Inc (LII) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. FMC Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 4/17/14, Titan International, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.005 on 4/15/14, and Lennox International Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 4/15/14.
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As a percentage of FMC's recent stock price of $79.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.19%, so look for shares of FMC Corp. to trade 0.19% lower — all else being equal — when FMC shares open for trading on 3/27/14. Similarly, investors should look for TWI to open 0.03% lower in price and for LII to open 0.27% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for FMC, TWI, and LII, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
FMC Corp. (FMC)
Titan International, Inc. (TWI)
Lennox International Inc (LII)
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 0.75% for FMC Corp., 0.11% for Titan International, Inc. , and 1.06% for Lennox International Inc.