Ex-Dividend Reminder: Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, BancFirst And Chesapeake Lodging Trust

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/14, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc ( KW), BancFirst Corp. ( BANF), and Chesapeake Lodging Trust ( CHSP) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 10/7/14, BancFirst Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.34 on 10/15/14, and Chesapeake Lodging Trust will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 10/15/14.

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As a percentage of KW's recent stock price of $24.38, this dividend works out to approximately 0.37%, so look for shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc to trade 0.37% lower — all else being equal — when KW shares open for trading on 9/26/14. Similarly, investors should look for BANF to open 0.52% lower in price and for CHSP to open 1.03% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for KW, BANF, and CHSP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (KW):

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BancFirst Corp. (BANF):

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Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP):

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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 1.48% for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc, 2.09% for BancFirst Corp. , and 4.10% for Chesapeake Lodging Trust.

In Wednesday trading, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc shares are currently down about 0.2%, BancFirst Corp. shares are trading flat, and Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are trading flat on the day.

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