Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/8/17, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF - Get Report), Moelis & Company (MC), and German American Bancorp Inc (GABC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. WisdomTree Investments, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 5/24/17, Moelis & Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.37 on 5/24/17, and German American Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.13 on 5/20/17.

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As a percentage of WETF's recent stock price of $8.38, this dividend works out to approximately 0.95%, so look for shares of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. to trade 0.95% lower — all else being equal — when WETF shares open for trading on 5/8/17. Similarly, investors should look for MC to open 0.96% lower in price and for GABC to open 0.39% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for WETF, MC, and GABC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF - Get Report):

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Moelis & Company (MC):

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German American Bancorp Inc (GABC):

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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 3.82% for WisdomTree Investments, Inc., 3.85% for Moelis & Company, and 1.56% for German American Bancorp Inc.

In Thursday trading, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. shares are currently up about 1.1%, Moelis & Company shares are up about 0.1%, and German American Bancorp Inc shares are up about 1.2% on the day.