Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/28/15, Sun Communities, Inc. (Symbol: SUI), National Health Investors, Inc. (Symbol: NHI), and Chambers Street Properties (Symbol: CSG) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Sun Communities, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.65 on 10/16/15, National Health Investors, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.85 on 11/10/15, and Chambers Street Properties will pay its monthly dividend of $0.0425 on 10/8/15. As a percentage of SUI's recent stock price of $67.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.96%, so look for shares of Sun Communities, Inc. to trade 0.96% lower - all else being equal - when SUI shares open for trading on 9/28/15. Similarly, investors should look for NHI to open 1.44% lower in price and for CSG to open 0.62% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for SUI, NHI, and CSG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Sun Communities, Inc. (Symbol: SUI) :
National Health Investors, Inc. (Symbol: NHI) :
Chambers Street Properties (Symbol: CSG) :
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 3.85% for Sun Communities, Inc., 5.77% for National Health Investors, Inc., and 7.45% for Chambers Street Properties. In Thursday trading, Sun Communities, Inc. shares are currently trading flat, National Health Investors, Inc. shares are down about 0.4%, and Chambers Street Properties shares are off about 0.3% on the day.