Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 1/8/18, Brandywine Realty Trust (Symbol: BDN), Banner Corp. (Symbol: BANR), and Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Brandywine Realty Trust will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 1/23/18, Banner Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 1/18/18, and Mastercard Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 2/9/18. As a percentage of BDN's recent stock price of $18.07, this dividend works out to approximately 1.00%, so look for shares of Brandywine Realty Trust to trade 1.00% lower - all else being equal - when BDN shares open for trading on 1/8/18. Similarly, investors should look for BANR to open 0.45% lower in price and for MA to open 0.16% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for BDN, BANR, and MA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) :
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 3.98% for Brandywine Realty Trust, 1.81% for Banner Corp., and 0.64% for Mastercard Inc.
In Thursday trading, Brandywine Realty Trust shares are currently off about 0.3%, Banner Corp. shares are up about 0.5%, and Mastercard Inc shares are up about 1.2% on the day.
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