Top dividend stocks have cut their payouts lately. Harvey Jones shows how to check if others will follow. : These are tough times for dividend investors. A string of FTSE 100 companies have now cut their payouts, including easyJet, SSE, Marks & Spencer and Vodafone, plus FTSE 250 member Royal Mail. Don’t despair, the FTSE 100 as a whole still yields 4.5% but this is still a worrying trend, especially if you hold stocks where the payout might now be in peril. Here are three signs your dividend might be in for the chop.