Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/13/19, WEC Energy Group Inc (Symbol: WEC), Simon Property Group, Inc. (Symbol: SPG), and Duke Realty Corp (Symbol: DRE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. WEC Energy Group Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.59 on 3/1/19, Simon Property Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $2.05 on 2/28/19, and Duke Realty Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.215 on 2/28/19. As a percentage of WEC's recent stock price of $74.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.79%, so look for shares of WEC Energy Group Inc to trade 0.79% lower - all else being equal - when WEC shares open for trading on 2/13/19. Similarly, investors should look for SPG to open 1.11% lower in price and for DRE to open 0.72% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for WEC, SPG, and DRE, 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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 3.15% for WEC Energy Group Inc, 4.46% for Simon Property Group, Inc., and 2.88% for Duke Realty Corp.
In Monday trading, WEC Energy Group Inc shares are currently up about 0.3%, Simon Property Group, Inc. shares are off about 0.1%, and Duke Realty Corp shares are down about 0.2% on the day.
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