Ex-Dividend Reminder: Endurance Specialty Holdings, Montpelier Re Holdings and Ladder Capital

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/12/15, Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd (ENH), Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH), and Ladder Capital Corp (LADR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 6/30/15, Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.20 on 6/30/15, and Ladder Capital Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 7/15/15.

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As a percentage of ENH's recent stock price of $61.20, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when ENH shares open for trading on 6/12/15. Similarly, investors should look for MRH to open 0.52% lower in price and for LADR to open 1.41% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ENH, MRH, and LADR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd (ENH):

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Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH):

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Ladder Capital Corp (LADR):

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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 2.29% for Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd, 2.08% for Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., and 5.62% for Ladder Capital Corp.

In Wednesday trading, Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd shares are currently up about 1.2%, Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. shares are up about 1.1%, and Ladder Capital Corp shares are up about 0.2% on the day.

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