Ex-Dividend Reminder: Post Properties, Chesapeake Lodging Trust and New York Mortgage Trust

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/15, Post Properties, Inc. (PPS), Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP), and New York Mortgage Trust Inc (NYMT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Post Properties, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.44 on 7/15/15, Chesapeake Lodging Trust will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 7/15/15, and New York Mortgage Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.27 on 7/27/15.

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As a percentage of PPS's recent stock price of $54.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.80%, so look for shares of Post Properties, Inc. to trade 0.80% lower — all else being equal — when PPS shares open for trading on 6/26/15. Similarly, investors should look for CHSP to open 1.13% lower in price and for NYMT to open 3.38% lower, all else being equal.

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

Post Properties, Inc. (PPS):

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Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP):

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New York Mortgage Trust Inc (NYMT):

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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 3.22% for Post Properties, Inc., 4.51% for Chesapeake Lodging Trust, and 13.50% for New York Mortgage Trust Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Post Properties, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3%, Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are down about 0.1%, and New York Mortgage Trust Inc shares are down about 0.4% on the day.

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