Ex-Dividend Reminder: Meridian Bancorp, Hudson Pacific Properties and Tekla Healthcare Opportunies Fund

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/20/21, Meridian Bancorp Inc (Symbol: EBSB), Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (Symbol: HPP), and Tekla Healthcare Opportunies Fund (Symbol: THQ) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Meridian Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 10/5/21, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 9/30/21, and Tekla Healthcare Opportunies Fund will pay its monthly dividend of $0.1125 on 9/30/21. As a percentage of EBSB's recent stock price of $19.44, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Meridian Bancorp Inc to trade 0.51% lower — all else being equal — when EBSB shares open for trading on 9/20/21. Similarly, investors should look for HPP to open 0.94% lower in price and for THQ to open 0.47% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for EBSB, HPP, and THQ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Meridian Bancorp Inc (Symbol: EBSB):


Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (Symbol: HPP):


Tekla Healthcare Opportunies Fund (Symbol: THQ):


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 2.06% for Meridian Bancorp Inc, 3.78% for Hudson Pacific Properties Inc, and 5.59% for Tekla Healthcare Opportunies Fund.

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In Thursday trading, Meridian Bancorp Inc shares are currently up about 1.6%, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc shares are down about 0.1%, and Tekla Healthcare Opportunies Fund shares are up about 0.2% on the day.

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