Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/20/14, CapitalSource Inc (CSE), Park National Corp. (PRK), and Macerich Co. (MAC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. CapitalSource Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.01 on 2/27/14, Park National Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.94 on 3/10/14, and Macerich Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.62 on 3/7/14.

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As a percentage of CSE's recent stock price of $13.68, this dividend works out to approximately 0.07%, so look for shares of CapitalSource Inc to trade 0.07% lower — all else being equal — when CSE shares open for trading on 2/20/14. Similarly, investors should look for PRK to open 1.21% lower in price and for MAC to open 1.02% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CSE, PRK, and MAC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

CapitalSource Inc (CSE):


Park National Corp. (PRK):


Macerich Co. (MAC):


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 0.29% for CapitalSource Inc, 4.85% for Park National Corp. , and 4.08% for Macerich Co. .

In Tuesday trading, CapitalSource Inc shares are currently up about 0.7%, Park National Corp. shares are up about 0.1%, and Macerich Co. shares are off about 0.1% on the day.