Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/15, Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (BIN), Stantec Inc (STN), and SkyWest Inc. (SKYW) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 7/15/15, Stantec Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.105 on 7/16/15, and SkyWest Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.04 on 7/7/15.

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As a percentage of BIN's recent stock price of $27.86, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when BIN shares open for trading on 6/26/15. Similarly, investors should look for STN to open 0.36% lower in price and for SKYW to open 0.25% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for BIN, STN, and SKYW, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (BIN):


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SkyWest Inc. (SKYW):


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 2.30% for Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd., 1.43% for Stantec Inc, and 1.00% for SkyWest Inc..

In Wednesday trading, Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. shares are currently off about 0.9%, Stantec Inc shares are up about 1.1%, and SkyWest Inc. shares are up about 0.4% on the day.