Ex-Dividend Reminder: Spirit Realty Capital, Ameris Bancorp and Ashford Hospitality Trust

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/15, Spirit Realty Capital, Inc (SRC), Ameris Bancorp (ABCB), and Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.17 on 7/15/15, Ameris Bancorp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 7/10/15, and Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 7/15/15.

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As a percentage of SRC's recent stock price of $10.37, this dividend works out to approximately 1.64%, so look for shares of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc to trade 1.64% lower — all else being equal — when SRC shares open for trading on 6/26/15. Similarly, investors should look for ABCB to open 0.19% lower in price and for AHT to open 1.42% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for SRC, ABCB, and AHT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc (SRC):

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Ameris Bancorp (ABCB):

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT):

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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 6.56% for Spirit Realty Capital, Inc , 0.77% for Ameris Bancorp, and 5.67% for Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.

In Wednesday trading, Spirit Realty Capital, Inc shares are currently off about 0.1%, Ameris Bancorp shares are down about 0.2%, and Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc shares are up about 0.2% on the day.

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