Reminder - American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/6/13, American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.075, payable on 5/15/13. As a percentage of ARCP's recent stock price of $16.41, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%.

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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:

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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 5.48% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ARCP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

American Realty Capital Properties Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ARCP's low point in its 52 week range is $9.77 per share, with $16.66 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.36.

In Thursday trading, American Realty Capital Properties Inc shares are currently up about 1.2% on the day.

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