Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/22/18, Cabot Corp. (CBT - Get Report), Green Plains Inc. (GPRE), and Warrior Met Coal Inc (HCC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cabot Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.315 on 3/9/18, Green Plains Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 3/15/18, and Warrior Met Coal Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 3/2/18.

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As a percentage of CBT's recent stock price of $64.22, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%, so look for shares of Cabot Corp. to trade 0.49% lower — all else being equal — when CBT shares open for trading on 2/22/18. Similarly, investors should look for GPRE to open 0.62% lower in price and for HCC to open 0.16% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CBT, GPRE, and HCC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Cabot Corp. (CBT - Get Report):


Green Plains Inc. (GPRE):


Warrior Met Coal Inc (HCC):


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 1.96% for Cabot Corp., 2.50% for Green Plains Inc., and 0.64% for Warrior Met Coal Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Cabot Corp. shares are currently up about 0.5%, Green Plains Inc. shares are up about 0.3%, and Warrior Met Coal Inc shares are down about 0.4% on the day.