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Ex-Dividend Reminder: South State, Highwoods Properties and LTC Properties

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/15/17, South State Corp (Symbol: SSB), Highwoods Properties, Inc. (Symbol: HIW), and LTC Properties, Inc. (Symbol: LTC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. South State Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 2/24/17, Highwoods Properties, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on 3/7/17, and LTC Properties, Inc. will pay its monthly dividend of $0.19 on 2/28/17. As a percentage of SSB's recent stock price of $88.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%, so look for shares of South State Corp to trade 0.38% lower - all else being equal - when SSB shares open for trading on 2/15/17. Similarly, investors should look for HIW to open 0.88% lower in price and for LTC to open 0.41% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for SSB, HIW, and LTC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

South State Corp (Symbol: SSB) :

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Highwoods Properties, Inc. (Symbol: HIW) :

HIW+Dividend+History+Chart

LTC Properties, Inc. (Symbol: LTC) :

LTC+Dividend+History+Chart

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 1.50% for South State Corp, 3.50% for Highwoods Properties, Inc., and 4.92% for LTC Properties, Inc..

In Monday trading, South State Corp shares are currently up about 0.9%, Highwoods Properties, Inc. shares are up about 0.1%, and LTC Properties, Inc. shares are up about 0.2% 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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