Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/28/18, Kilroy Realty Corp (Symbol: KRC), Starwood Property Trust Inc. (Symbol: STWD), and W.P. Carey Inc (Symbol: WPC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kilroy Realty Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.455 on 1/15/19, Starwood Property Trust Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.48 on 1/15/19, and W.P. Carey Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.03 on 1/15/19. As a percentage of KRC's recent stock price of $59.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.76%, so look for shares of Kilroy Realty Corp to trade 0.76% lower - all else being equal - when KRC shares open for trading on 12/28/18. Similarly, investors should look for STWD to open 2.43% lower in price and for WPC to open 1.57% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for KRC, STWD, and WPC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Kilroy Realty Corp (Symbol: KRC) :
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W.P. Carey Inc (Symbol: WPC) :
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 3.04% for Kilroy Realty Corp, 9.74% for Starwood Property Trust Inc., and 6.28% for W.P. Carey Inc.
In Wednesday trading, Kilroy Realty Corp shares are currently up about 0.7%, Starwood Property Trust Inc. shares are up about 1.9%, and W.P. Carey Inc shares are up about 1.1% on the day.
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