Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/28/17, CTS Corp (CTS - Get Report), Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO), and Primoris Services Corp (PRIM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CTS Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.04 on 11/3/17, Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 10/13/17, and Primoris Services Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.055 on 10/14/17.

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As a percentage of CTS's recent stock price of $23.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.17%, so look for shares of CTS Corp to trade 0.17% lower — all else being equal — when CTS shares open for trading on 9/28/17. Similarly, investors should look for LECO to open 0.38% lower in price and for PRIM to open 0.19% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CTS, LECO, and PRIM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

CTS Corp (CTS - Get Report):


Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO):


Primoris Services Corp (PRIM):


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 0.69% for CTS Corp, 1.51% for Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., and 0.76% for Primoris Services Corp.

In Tuesday trading, CTS Corp shares are currently trading flat, Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. shares are off about 0.1%, and Primoris Services Corp shares are up about 0.4% on the day.