Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/31/18, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG), Chatham Lodging Trust (Symbol: CLDT), and Columbia Property Trust Inc (Symbol: CXP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 7/2/18, Chatham Lodging Trust will pay its monthly dividend of $0.11 on 6/29/18, and Columbia Property Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 6/15/18. As a percentage of HIG's recent stock price of $51.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.48%, so look for shares of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. to trade 0.48% lower - all else being equal - when HIG shares open for trading on 5/31/18. Similarly, investors should look for CLDT to open 0.53% lower in price and for CXP to open 0.92% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for HIG, CLDT, and CXP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG)
: Chatham Lodging Trust (Symbol: CLDT)
: Columbia Property Trust Inc (Symbol: CXP)
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 1.93% for Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., 6.41% for Chatham Lodging Trust, and 3.66% for Columbia Property Trust Inc.
In Tuesday trading, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. shares are currently down about 1.9%, Chatham Lodging Trust shares are off about 0.4%, and Columbia Property Trust Inc shares are down about 0.5% on the day.
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