Reminder - Ares Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/4/13, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp ( ACRE) ACRE will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 4/18/13. As a percentage of ACRE's recent stock price of $16.83, this dividend works out to approximately 1.49%, so look for shares of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp to trade 1.49% lower — all else being equal — when ACRE shares open for trading on 4/4/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ACRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ACRE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.94% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Tuesday trading, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.