Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/15/15, Equity One, Inc. (Symbol: EQY), QTS Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: QTS), and Rayonier Inc. (Symbol: RYN) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Equity One, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 12/31/15, QTS Realty Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.32 on 1/6/16, and Rayonier Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 12/31/15. As a percentage of EQY's recent stock price of $25.86, this dividend works out to approximately 0.85%, so look for shares of Equity One, Inc. to trade 0.85% lower - all else being equal - when EQY shares open for trading on 12/15/15. Similarly, investors should look for QTS to open 0.77% lower in price and for RYN to open 1.10% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for EQY, QTS, and RYN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Equity One, Inc. (Symbol: EQY) :
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Rayonier Inc. (Symbol: RYN) :
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 3.40% for Equity One, Inc., 3.07% for QTS Realty Trust Inc, and 4.39% for Rayonier Inc..
In Friday trading, Equity One, Inc. shares are currently off about 1.5%, QTS Realty Trust Inc shares are trading flat, and Rayonier Inc. shares are down about 0.8% on the day.