Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/24/13, DuPont Fabros Technology (NYSE: DFT), Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE: IVR), and Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc (NYSE: ELS) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. DuPont Fabros Technology will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 1/15/14, Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.50 on 1/28/14, and Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 1/10/14.
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As a percentage of DFT’s recent stock price of $23.67, this dividend works out to approximately 1.06%, so look for shares of DuPont Fabros Technology to trade 1.06% lower — all else being equal — when DFT shares open for trading on 12/24/13. Similarly, investors should look for IVR to open 3.32% lower in price and for ELS to open 0.71% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for DFT, IVR, and ELS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
DuPont Fabros Technology (NYSE: DFT):
Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE: IVR):
Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc (NYSE: ELS):
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 4.22% for DuPont Fabros Technology, 13.28% for Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., and 2.83% for Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc.
In Friday trading, DuPont Fabros Technology shares are currently off about 0.2%, Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. shares are up about 0.5%, and Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc shares are down about 0.1% on the day.
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