Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/9/17, WSFS Financial Corp (Symbol: WSFS), Healthcare Realty Trust, Inc. (Symbol: HR), and BB&T Corp. (Symbol: BBT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. WSFS Financial Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.07 on 8/25/17, Healthcare Realty Trust, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 8/31/17, and BB&T Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 9/1/17. As a percentage of WSFS's recent stock price of $45.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.15%, so look for shares of WSFS Financial Corp to trade 0.15% lower - all else being equal - when WSFS shares open for trading on 8/9/17. Similarly, investors should look for HR to open 0.91% lower in price and for BBT to open 0.68% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for WSFS, HR, and BBT, 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 recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 0.61% for WSFS Financial Corp, 3.65% for Healthcare Realty Trust, Inc., and 2.73% for BB&T Corp..
In Monday trading, WSFS Financial Corp shares are currently up about 1.4%, Healthcare Realty Trust, Inc. shares are up about 0.2%, and BB&T Corp. shares are down about 0.1% on the day.