Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/27/14, Franklin Resources, Inc. (Symbol: BEN), Inland Real Estate Corp (Symbol: IRC), and Colony Financial Inc. (Symbol: CLNY) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Franklin Resources, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 4/11/14, Inland Real Estate Corp will pay its monthly dividend of $0.0475 on 4/17/14, and Colony Financial Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 4/15/14. As a percentage of BEN's recent stock price of $52.38, this dividend works out to approximately 0.23%, so look for shares of Franklin Resources, Inc. to trade 0.23% lower - all else being equal - when BEN shares open for trading on 3/27/14. Similarly, investors should look for IRC to open 0.45% lower in price and for CLNY to open 1.60% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for BEN, IRC, and CLNY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Franklin Resources, Inc. (Symbol: BEN)
: Inland Real Estate Corp (Symbol: IRC)
: Colony Financial Inc. (Symbol: CLNY)
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 0.92% for Franklin Resources, Inc., 5.43% for Inland Real Estate Corp, and 6.39% for Colony Financial Inc.. In Tuesday trading, Franklin Resources, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6%, Inland Real Estate Corp shares are up about 0.8%, and Colony Financial Inc. shares are up about 0.4% on the day.
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