Ex-Dividend Reminder: National Health Investors, TowneBank and Essential Properties Realty Trust

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/28/19, National Health Investors, Inc. (Symbol: NHI), TowneBank (Symbol: TOWN), and Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: EPRT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. National Health Investors, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.05 on 5/10/19, TowneBank will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.16 on 4/10/19, and Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 4/16/19. As a percentage of NHI's recent stock price of $79.62, this dividend works out to approximately 1.32%, so look for shares of National Health Investors, Inc. to trade 1.32% lower - all else being equal - when NHI shares open for trading on 3/28/19. Similarly, investors should look for TOWN to open 0.65% lower in price and for EPRT to open 1.07% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for NHI, TOWN, and EPRT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

National Health Investors, Inc. (Symbol: NHI) :


TowneBank (Symbol: TOWN) :


Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: EPRT) :


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 5.28% for National Health Investors, Inc., 2.61% for TowneBank, and 4.28% for Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc.

In Tuesday trading, National Health Investors, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6%, TowneBank shares are up about 1.7%, and Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc shares are up about 1.3% 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: NHI , TOWN , EPRT

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