Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/3/14, Chemical Financial Corp. (CHFC), First Merchants Corp. (FRME), and Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Chemical Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.24 on 12/19/14, First Merchants Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 12/19/14, and Cousins Properties Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.075 on 12/19/14.As a percentage of CHFC's recent stock price of $28.98, this dividend works out to approximately 0.83%, so look for shares of Chemical Financial Corp. to trade 0.83% lower — all else being equal — when CHFC shares open for trading on 12/3/14. Similarly, investors should look for FRME to open 0.37% lower in price and for CUZ to open 0.62% lower, all else being equal. Below are dividend history charts for CHFC, FRME, and CUZ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Chemical Financial Corp. (CHFC):
First Merchants Corp. (FRME):
In Monday trading, Chemical Financial Corp. shares are currently trading flat, First Merchants Corp. shares are up about 0.2%, and Cousins Properties Inc. shares are down about 0.7% on the day.