Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/8/17, Investors Bancorp Inc (ISBC - Get Report), German American Bancorp Inc (GABC), and Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (BHLB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Investors Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.08 on 8/25/17, German American Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.13 on 8/20/17, and Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 8/24/17.

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As a percentage of ISBC's recent stock price of $13.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of Investors Bancorp Inc to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when ISBC shares open for trading on 8/8/17. Similarly, investors should look for GABC to open 0.39% lower in price and for BHLB to open 0.58% lower, all else being equal.

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

Investors Bancorp Inc (ISBC - Get Report):

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German American Bancorp Inc (GABC):

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Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (BHLB):

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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 2.40% for Investors Bancorp Inc , 1.55% for German American Bancorp Inc, and 2.31% for Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc..

In Friday trading, Investors Bancorp Inc shares are currently up about 0.8%, German American Bancorp Inc shares are up about 0.3%, and Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. shares are up about 0.8% on the day.