Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/26/14, Chambers Street Properties (Symbol: CSG), RLI Corp. (Symbol: RLI), and Evercore Partners Incorporated (Symbol: EVR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Chambers Street Properties will pay its monthly dividend of $0.042 on 3/7/14, RLI Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 3/20/14, and Evercore Partners Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/14/14. As a percentage of CSG's recent stock price of $8.03, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Chambers Street Properties to trade 0.52% lower - all else being equal - when CSG shares open for trading on 2/26/14. Similarly, investors should look for RLI to open 0.40% lower in price and for EVR to open 0.44% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for CSG, RLI, and EVR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Chambers Street Properties (Symbol: CSG)
: RLI Corp. (Symbol: RLI)
: Evercore Partners Incorporated (Symbol: EVR)
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 6.28% for Chambers Street Properties, 1.60% for RLI Corp., and 1.75% for Evercore Partners Incorporated. In Monday trading, Chambers Street Properties shares are currently up about 0.4%, RLI Corp. shares are up about 0.1%, and Evercore Partners Incorporated shares are up about 0.8% on the day.
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