Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ), Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (KW), and BancFirst Corp. (BANF) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. RLJ Lodging Trust will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 4/15/14, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 4/8/14, and BancFirst Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.31 on 4/15/14.
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As a percentage of RLJ's recent stock price of $26.85, this dividend works out to approximately 0.82%, so look for shares of RLJ Lodging Trust to trade 0.82% lower — all else being equal — when RLJ shares open for trading on 3/27/14. Similarly, investors should look for KW to open 0.39% lower in price and for BANF to open 0.54% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for RLJ, KW, and BANF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ)
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (KW)
BancFirst Corp. (BANF)
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 3.28% for RLJ Lodging Trust, 1.54% for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc, and 2.17% for BancFirst Corp. .