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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Comcast, The Gap and Healthcare Trust Of America

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 6/30/17, Comcast Corp (Symbol: CMCSA), The Gap Inc (Symbol: GPS), and Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (Symbol: HTA) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Comcast Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1575 on 7/26/17, The Gap Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.23 on 7/26/17, and Healthcare Trust Of America Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 7/11/17. As a percentage of CMCSA's recent stock price of $39.33, this dividend works out to approximately 0.40%, so look for shares of Comcast Corp to trade 0.40% lower - all else being equal - when CMCSA shares open for trading on 6/30/17. Similarly, investors should look for GPS to open 1.01% lower in price and for HTA to open 0.94% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CMCSA, GPS, and HTA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Comcast Corp (Symbol: CMCSA) :

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The Gap Inc (Symbol: GPS) :

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Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (Symbol: HTA) :

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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 1.60% for Comcast Corp, 4.05% for The Gap Inc, and 3.74% for Healthcare Trust Of America Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Comcast Corp shares are currently up about 0.2%, The Gap Inc shares are up about 0.9%, and Healthcare Trust Of America Inc shares are up about 0.2% 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.


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

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