Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/9/15, American Assets Trust, Inc. (Symbol: AAT), Rogers Communications Inc. (Symbol: RCI), and Atmel Corp. (Symbol: ATML) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. American Assets Trust, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.2325 on 9/25/15, Rogers Communications Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.48 on 10/1/15, and Atmel Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.04 on 9/24/15. As a percentage of AAT's recent stock price of $37.87, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of American Assets Trust, Inc. to trade 0.61% lower - all else being equal - when AAT shares open for trading on 9/9/15. Similarly, investors should look for RCI to open 1.40% lower in price and for ATML to open 0.51% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for AAT, RCI, and ATML, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
American Assets Trust, Inc. (Symbol: AAT) :
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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 2.46% for American Assets Trust, Inc., 5.60% for Rogers Communications Inc., and 2.02% for Atmel Corp..
In Tuesday trading, American Assets Trust, Inc. shares are currently up about 1%, Rogers Communications Inc. shares are up about 2.1%, and Atmel Corp. shares are up about 1.9% on the day.