ARI Ex-Dividend Reminder - 6/26/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (ARI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 7/12/13. As a percentage of ARI's recent stock price of $15.89, this dividend works out to approximately 2.52%, so look for shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. to trade 2.52% lower — all else being equal — when ARI shares open for trading on 6/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ARI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 declared by Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance 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 ARI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.07% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ARI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ARI's low point in its 52 week range is $15.10 per share, with $18.28 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.94.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ARI makes up 1.36% of the Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio ETF ( PXR) which is trading lower by about 3.5% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. shares are currently off about 2% on the day.

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