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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Fidelity & Guaranty Life, NorthStar Realty Finance and American Campus Communities

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/13/15, Fidelity & Guaranty Life (Symbol: FGL), NorthStar Realty Finance Corp (Symbol: NRF), and American Campus Communities Inc (Symbol: ACC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Fidelity & Guaranty Life will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.065 on 8/31/15, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.40 on 8/21/15, and American Campus Communities Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.40 on 8/27/15. As a percentage of FGL's recent stock price of $26.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.25%, so look for shares of Fidelity & Guaranty Life to trade 0.25% lower - all else being equal - when FGL shares open for trading on 8/13/15. Similarly, investors should look for NRF to open 2.62% lower in price and for ACC to open 1.09% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for FGL, NRF, and ACC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (Symbol: FGL) :

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NorthStar Realty Finance Corp (Symbol: NRF) :

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American Campus Communities Inc (Symbol: ACC) :

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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 0.98% for Fidelity & Guaranty Life, 10.48% for NorthStar Realty Finance Corp, and 4.34% for American Campus Communities Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Fidelity & Guaranty Life shares are currently up about 0.5%, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp shares are off about 0.8%, and American Campus Communities Inc shares are trading flat 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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