Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/21/15, Retail Properties of America, Inc (Symbol: RPAI), LTC Properties, Inc. (Symbol: LTC), and Flowserve Corp. (Symbol: FLS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Retail Properties of America, Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1656 on 1/8/16, LTC Properties, Inc. will pay its monthly dividend of $0.18 on 12/31/15, and Flowserve Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 1/6/16. As a percentage of RPAI's recent stock price of $14.72, this dividend works out to approximately 1.13%, so look for shares of Retail Properties of America, Inc to trade 1.13% lower - all else being equal - when RPAI shares open for trading on 12/21/15. Similarly, investors should look for LTC to open 0.43% lower in price and for FLS to open 0.43% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for RPAI, LTC, and FLS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Retail Properties of America, Inc (Symbol: RPAI) :
LTC Properties, Inc. (Symbol: LTC) :
Flowserve Corp. (Symbol: FLS) :
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 4.50% for Retail Properties of America, Inc, 5.10% for LTC Properties, Inc., and 1.74% for Flowserve Corp..
In Thursday trading, Retail Properties of America, Inc shares are currently off about 0.1%, LTC Properties, Inc. shares are trading flat, and Flowserve Corp. shares are off about 1.1% on the day.
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