Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/28/16, CoreSite Realty Corp. (Symbol: COR), AmTrust Financial Services Inc (Symbol: AFSI), and State Street Corp. (Symbol: STT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CoreSite Realty Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.80 on 1/16/17, AmTrust Financial Services Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 1/17/17, and State Street Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.38 on 1/18/17. As a percentage of COR's recent stock price of $79.59, this dividend works out to approximately 1.01%, so look for shares of CoreSite Realty Corp. to trade 1.01% lower - all else being equal - when COR shares open for trading on 12/28/16. Similarly, investors should look for AFSI to open 0.61% lower in price and for STT to open 0.48% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for COR, AFSI, and STT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
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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 4.02% for CoreSite Realty Corp., 2.44% for AmTrust Financial Services Inc, and 1.93% for State Street Corp..
In Tuesday trading, CoreSite Realty Corp. shares are currently off about 0.3%, AmTrust Financial Services Inc shares are up about 0.8%, and State Street Corp. shares are up about 0.3% on the day.