Ex-Dividend Reminder: Kemper, Highwoods Properties and HCP

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/19, Kemper Corp (Symbol: KMPR), Highwoods Properties, Inc. (Symbol: HIW), and HCP Inc (Symbol: HCP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kemper Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/5/19, Highwoods Properties, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.475 on 3/5/19, and HCP Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.37 on 2/28/19. As a percentage of KMPR's recent stock price of $78.69, this dividend works out to approximately 0.32%, so look for shares of Kemper Corp to trade 0.32% lower - all else being equal - when KMPR shares open for trading on 2/15/19. Similarly, investors should look for HIW to open 1.02% lower in price and for HCP to open 1.22% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for KMPR, HIW, and HCP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Kemper Corp (Symbol: KMPR) :


Highwoods Properties, Inc. (Symbol: HIW) :


HCP Inc (Symbol: HCP) :


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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 1.27% for Kemper Corp , 4.09% for Highwoods Properties, Inc., and 4.86% for HCP Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Kemper Corp shares are currently up about 0.2%, Highwoods Properties, Inc. shares are up about 0.1%, and HCP Inc shares are up about 0.1% on the day.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: KMPR , HIW , HCP

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