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ABM Industries, Inc. (ABM) Will Trade Ex-Div on 10/4/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Friday, September 30, 10:07 AM ET
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On 10/4/11, ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 11/7/11. As a percentage of ABM's recent stock price of $19.73, this dividend works out to approximately 0.71%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ABM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by ABM Industries, Inc.:

ABM Dividend History
Date Div*
07/05/11 0.140
04/05/11 0.140
01/04/11 0.140
10/05/10 0.135
06/29/10 0.135
04/06/10 0.135
01/05/10 0.135
10/06/09 0.130
06/30/09 0.130
04/07/09 0.130
01/06/09 0.130
10/07/08 0.125
07/01/08 0.125
04/08/08 0.125
01/08/08 0.125
10/09/07 0.120
07/02/07 0.120
04/10/07 0.120
01/10/07 0.120
10/11/06 0.110
07/05/06 0.110
04/11/06 0.110
01/11/06 0.110
10/12/05 0.105
07/06/05 0.105
04/06/05 0.105
01/12/05 0.105
10/06/04 0.100
07/08/04 0.100
04/07/04 0.100
01/08/04 0.100
10/08/03 0.095
07/10/03 0.095
04/15/03 0.095
01/15/03 0.095
10/10/02 0.090
07/11/02 0.090
03/26/02 0.090
01/16/02 0.090
10/11/01 0.083
07/11/01 0.083
04/10/01 0.083
01/10/01 0.083
10/11/00 0.077
07/12/00 0.077
04/12/00 0.077
01/12/00 0.077
10/13/99 0.070
07/13/99 0.070
04/13/99 0.070
01/13/99 0.070
10/13/98 0.060
07/13/98 0.060
04/13/98 0.060
01/13/98 0.060
10/10/97 0.050
07/11/97 0.050
04/11/97 0.050
01/13/97 0.050
10/09/96 0.044
07/11/96 0.044
04/11/96 0.044
01/10/96 0.044
10/11/95 0.037
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ABM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.84% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ABM makes up 1.55% of the S&P SmallCap Industrials Portfolio ETF (NASDAQ:PSCI) which is trading lower by about 1.5% on the day Friday.

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ABM operates in the Waste Management sector, among companies like Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) which is up about 0.5% today, and Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) trading up by about 0.8%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of ABM, versus WM and RSG.

ABM,WM,RSG Relative Performance Chart

In Friday trading, ABM Industries, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.


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