Ex-Dividend Reminder: Digital Realty Trust, United Community Banks And Prosperity Bancshares

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/11/15, Digital Realty Trust, Inc. ( DLR), United Community Banks, Inc. ( UCBI), and Prosperity Bancshares Inc. ( PB) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.85 on 6/30/15, United Community Banks, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 7/1/15, and Prosperity Bancshares Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.2725 on 7/1/15.

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As a percentage of DLR's recent stock price of $64.17, this dividend works out to approximately 1.32%, so look for shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. to trade 1.32% lower — all else being equal — when DLR shares open for trading on 6/11/15. Similarly, investors should look for UCBI to open 0.26% lower in price and for PB to open 0.49% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for DLR, UCBI, and PB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR):

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United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI):

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Prosperity Bancshares Inc. (PB):

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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 5.30% for Digital Realty Trust, Inc., 1.03% for United Community Banks, Inc. , and 1.95% for Prosperity Bancshares Inc..

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