Ex-Dividend Reminder: TPG Specialty Lending, CBL & Associates Properties And Ashford Hospitality Trust

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/14, TPG Specialty Lending Inc ( TSLX), CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. ( CBL), and Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc ( AHT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. TPG Specialty Lending Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.38 on 10/31/14, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.245 on 10/15/14, and Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 10/15/14.

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As a percentage of TSLX's recent stock price of $16.91, this dividend works out to approximately 2.25%, so look for shares of TPG Specialty Lending Inc to trade 2.25% lower — all else being equal — when TSLX shares open for trading on 9/26/14. Similarly, investors should look for CBL to open 1.37% lower in price and for AHT to open 1.12% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for TSLX, CBL, and AHT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

TPG Specialty Lending Inc (TSLX):

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (CBL):

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT):

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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 8.99% for TPG Specialty Lending Inc, 5.47% for CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., and 4.48% for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.

In Wednesday trading, TPG Specialty Lending Inc shares are currently up about 0.3%, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. shares are off about 0.1%, and Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc shares are up about 0.4% on the day.

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