Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/29/17, RLJ Lodging Trust (Symbol: RLJ), Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (Symbol: ARE), and AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (Symbol: AVB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. RLJ Lodging Trust will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 4/14/17, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.83 on 4/17/17, and AvalonBay Communities, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.42 on 4/17/17. As a percentage of RLJ's recent stock price of $22.11, this dividend works out to approximately 1.49%, so look for shares of RLJ Lodging Trust to trade 1.49% lower - all else being equal - when RLJ shares open for trading on 3/29/17. Similarly, investors should look for ARE to open 0.75% lower in price and for AVB to open 0.76% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for RLJ, ARE, and AVB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
RLJ Lodging Trust (Symbol: RLJ) :
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (Symbol: ARE) :
AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (Symbol: AVB) :
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 5.97% for RLJ Lodging Trust, 2.99% for Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc, and 3.05% for AvalonBay Communities, Inc..
In Monday trading, RLJ Lodging Trust shares are currently off about 1.1%, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc shares are off about 0.3%, and AvalonBay Communities, Inc. shares are down about 0.1% on the day.