Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/24/15, Evercore Partners Incorporated (Symbol: EVR), Voya Financial Inc (Symbol: VOYA), and Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: PDM) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Evercore Partners Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 12/11/15, Voya Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.01 on 12/30/15, and Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 12/18/15. As a percentage of EVR's recent stock price of $55.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%, so look for shares of Evercore Partners Incorporated to trade 0.56% lower - all else being equal - when EVR shares open for trading on 11/24/15. Similarly, investors should look for VOYA to open 0.02% lower in price and for PDM to open 1.07% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for EVR, VOYA, and PDM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Evercore Partners Incorporated (Symbol: EVR) :
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Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: PDM) :
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 2.23% for Evercore Partners Incorporated, 0.10% for Voya Financial Inc, and 4.29% for Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc.
In Friday trading, Evercore Partners Incorporated shares are currently up about 1%, Voya Financial Inc shares are up about 0.5%, and Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc shares are up about 0.3% on the day.
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