Ex-Dividend Reminder: AGCO, Circor International and Global Payments

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/15, AGCO Corp. (AGCO), Circor International Inc (CIR), and Global Payments, Inc. (GPN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. AGCO Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 6/15/15, Circor International Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.0375 on 5/29/15, and Global Payments, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.02 on 5/29/15.

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As a percentage of AGCO's recent stock price of $51.39, this dividend works out to approximately 0.23%, so look for shares of AGCO Corp. to trade 0.23% lower — all else being equal — when AGCO shares open for trading on 5/13/15. Similarly, investors should look for CIR to open 0.07% lower in price and for GPN to open 0.02% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AGCO, CIR, and GPN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

AGCO Corp. (AGCO):

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Circor International Inc (CIR):

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Global Payments, Inc. (GPN):

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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 0.93% for AGCO Corp., 0.28% for Circor International Inc, and 0.08% for Global Payments, Inc..

In Monday trading, AGCO Corp. shares are currently up about 0.8%, Circor International Inc shares are up about 1%, and Global Payments, Inc. shares are up about 0.1% on the day.

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