Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/17/17, Apogee Enterprises Inc (APOG - Get Report), Bunge Ltd. (BG), and Innophos Holdings Inc (IPHS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Apogee Enterprises Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 6/2/17, Bunge Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.42 on 6/2/17, and Innophos Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.48 on 6/2/17.

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As a percentage of APOG's recent stock price of $53.48, this dividend works out to approximately 0.26%, so look for shares of Apogee Enterprises Inc to trade 0.26% lower — all else being equal — when APOG shares open for trading on 5/17/17. Similarly, investors should look for BG to open 0.60% lower in price and for IPHS to open 1.09% lower, all else being equal.

When an S&P 1500 component reaches 20 years of dividend increases, it becomes a contender to join the elite "Dividend Aristocrats" index. Bunge Ltd. ( BG) is a " future dividend aristocrats contender," with 16+ years of increases.

Below are dividend history charts for APOG, BG, and IPHS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Apogee Enterprises Inc (APOG - Get Report):

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Bunge Ltd. (BG):

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Innophos Holdings Inc (IPHS):

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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 1.05% for Apogee Enterprises Inc, 2.40% for Bunge Ltd., and 4.35% for Innophos Holdings Inc.

In Monday trading, Apogee Enterprises Inc shares are currently up about 0.1%, Bunge Ltd. shares are trading flat, and Innophos Holdings Inc shares are up about 0.9% on the day.