Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/12/17, Easterly Government Properties Inc (Symbol: DEA), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (Symbol: HPE), and HP Inc (Symbol: HPQ) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Easterly Government Properties Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 9/28/17, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.065 on 10/4/17, and HP Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1327 on 10/4/17. As a percentage of DEA’s recent stock price of $19.79, this dividend works out to approximately 1.26%, so look for shares of Easterly Government Properties Inc to trade 1.26% lower – all else being equal – when DEA shares open for trading on 9/12/17. Similarly, investors should look for HPE to open 0.49% lower in price and for HPQ to open 0.69% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for DEA, HPE, and HPQ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Easterly Government Properties Inc (Symbol: DEA) :Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (Symbol: HPE) :
HP Inc (Symbol: HPQ) :
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 5.05% for Easterly Government Properties Inc, 1.96% for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, and 2.77% for HP Inc. In Friday trading, Easterly Government Properties Inc shares are currently off about 0.4%, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co shares are up about 0.3%, and HP Inc shares are off about 0.5% on the day.
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