Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/6/16, OGE Energy Corp. (Symbol: OGE), WGL Holdings Inc (Symbol: WGL), and New York REIT Inc (Symbol: NYRT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. OGE Energy Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 4/29/16, WGL Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.4875 on 5/1/16, and New York REIT Inc will pay its monthly dividend of $0.0383 on 4/15/16. As a percentage of OGE's recent stock price of $28.88, this dividend works out to approximately 0.95%, so look for shares of OGE Energy Corp. to trade 0.95% lower - all else being equal - when O GE shares open for trading on 4/6/16. Similarly, investors should look for WGL to open 0.68% lower in price and for NYRT to open 0.38% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for OGE, WGL, and NYRT, 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 3.81% for OGE Energy Corp., 2.70% for WGL Holdings Inc, and 4.55% for New York REIT Inc.
In Monday trading, OGE Energy Corp. shares are currently off about 0.2%, WGL Holdings Inc shares are up about 0.1%, and New York REIT Inc shares are up about 0.3% on the day.