Ex-Dividend Reminder: Montpelier Re Holdings, National Health Investors and American Capital Mortgage Investment

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/14, Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. ( MRH), National Health Investors, Inc. ( NHI), and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. ( MTGE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 10/15/14, National Health Investors, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.77 on 11/10/14, and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.65 on 10/27/14.

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As a percentage of MRH's recent stock price of $31.23, this dividend works out to approximately 0.64%, so look for shares of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. to trade 0.64% lower — all else being equal — when MRH shares open for trading on 9/26/14. Similarly, investors should look for NHI to open 1.30% lower in price and for MTGE to open 3.28% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for MRH, NHI, and MTGE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH):

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National Health Investors, Inc. (NHI):

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American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE):

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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 2.56% for Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., 5.19% for National Health Investors, Inc., and 13.14% for American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp..

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