Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/15/18, CTS Corp (CTS - Get Report), Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI), and Western Union Co (WU) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CTS Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.04 on 4/20/18, Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 3/27/18, and Western Union Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 3/30/18.

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As a percentage of CTS's recent stock price of $27.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.14%, so look for shares of CTS Corp to trade 0.14% lower — all else being equal — when CTS shares open for trading on 3/15/18. Similarly, investors should look for FTAI to open 1.98% lower in price and for WU to open 0.93% lower, all else being equal.

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

CTS Corp (CTS - Get Report):

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Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI):

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Western Union Co (WU):

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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 0.58% for CTS Corp, 7.94% for Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC, and 3.73% for Western Union Co.

In Tuesday trading, CTS Corp shares are currently trading flat, Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC shares are up about 0.8%, and Western Union Co shares are up about 1.1% on the day.