Ex-Dividend Reminder: AGCO, Federal Signal and Innospec

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/10/16, AGCO Corp. ( AGCO), Federal Signal Corp. ( FSS), and Innospec Inc ( IOSP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. AGCO Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.13 on 12/15/16, Federal Signal Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 12/6/16, and Innospec Inc will pay its semi-annual dividend of $0.34 on 11/24/16.

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As a percentage of AGCO's recent stock price of $50.45, this dividend works out to approximately 0.26%, so look for shares of AGCO Corp. to trade 0.26% lower — all else being equal — when AGCO shares open for trading on 11/10/16. Similarly, investors should look for FSS to open 0.55% lower in price and for IOSP to open 0.60% lower, all else being equal.

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

AGCO Corp. (AGCO):

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Federal Signal Corp. (FSS):

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Innospec Inc (IOSP):

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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 1.03% for AGCO Corp., 2.22% for Federal Signal Corp., and 1.20% for Innospec Inc.

In Tuesday trading, AGCO Corp. shares are currently down about 0.5%, Federal Signal Corp. shares are off about 0.3%, and Innospec Inc shares are up about 0.5% on the day.

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