Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/13, Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.26, payable on 10/15/13. As a percentage of CHSP's recent stock price of $23.99, this dividend works out to approximately 1.08%, so look for shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust to trade 1.08% lower — all else being equal — when CHSP shares open for trading on 9/26/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for CHSP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.26 declared by Chesapeake Lodging Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CHSP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.34% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CHSP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, CHSP's low point in its 52 week range is $17.51 per share, with $24.52 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.96.
In Tuesday trading, Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.