Reminder - Preferred Apartment Communities (APTS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/11/15, Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. ( APTS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 7/15/15. As a percentage of APTS's recent stock price of $10.62, this dividend works out to approximately 1.69%, so look for shares of Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. to trade 1.69% lower — all else being equal — when APTS shares open for trading on 6/11/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for APTS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from APTS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.78% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of APTS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

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