Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/4/13, American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP) ARCP will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.075, payable on 4/15/13. As a percentage of ARCP's recent stock price of $14.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of American Realty Capital Properties Inc to trade 0.51% lower — all else being equal — when ARCP shares open for trading on 4/4/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ARCP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by American Realty Capital Properties Inc:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ARCP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.16% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Tuesday trading, American Realty Capital Properties Inc shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.