Ex-Dividend Reminder: Atlas Pipeline Partners, Linn Energy And RPC

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/6/14, Atlas Pipeline Partners LP (APL), Linn Energy LLC (LINE), and RPC, Inc. (RES) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Atlas Pipeline Partners LP will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.64 on 11/14/14, Linn Energy LLC will pay its monthly dividend of $0.2416 on 11/13/14, and RPC, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.105 on 12/10/14.

START SLIDESHOW:
Click here to learn which 25 S.A.F.E. dividend stocks should be on your radar screen »

As a percentage of APL's recent stock price of $35.73, this dividend works out to approximately 1.79%, so look for shares of Atlas Pipeline Partners LP to trade 1.79% lower — all else being equal — when APL shares open for trading on 11/6/14. Similarly, investors should look for LINE to open 0.99% lower in price and for RES to open 0.67% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for APL, LINE, and RES, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Atlas Pipeline Partners LP (APL):

APL+Dividend+History+Chart

Linn Energy LLC (LINE):

LINE+Dividend+History+Chart

RPC, Inc. (RES):

RES+Dividend+History+Chart

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 7.16% for Atlas Pipeline Partners LP, 11.85% for Linn Energy LLC, and 2.68% for RPC, Inc..

In Tuesday trading, Atlas Pipeline Partners LP shares are currently down about 1.4%, Linn Energy LLC shares are down about 1.7%, and RPC, Inc. shares are down about 2.9% on the day.

More from Stocks

What Market Selloff? Dow Futures Are Popping on Sunday

What Market Selloff? Dow Futures Are Popping on Sunday

Street Stats: The Mid-Term Elections May Be a Rollercoaster Ride for Investors

Street Stats: The Mid-Term Elections May Be a Rollercoaster Ride for Investors

What You Need to Know About Facebook and Europe's New Privacy Rules

What You Need to Know About Facebook and Europe's New Privacy Rules

8 Bold Moves General Motors Could Make to Rev Up Its Battered Stock Price

8 Bold Moves General Motors Could Make to Rev Up Its Battered Stock Price

Is Your Investment Portfolio Prepared for Trade Wars, Inflation and More Trump?

Is Your Investment Portfolio Prepared for Trade Wars, Inflation and More Trump?