Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/28/15, Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO - Get Report), AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd (AXS), and Inland Real Estate Corp (IRC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Two Harbors Investment Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.26 on 10/22/15, AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.29 on 10/15/15, and Inland Real Estate Corp will pay its monthly dividend of $0.0475 on 10/19/15.

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As a percentage of TWO's recent stock price of $9.61, this dividend works out to approximately 2.71%, so look for shares of Two Harbors Investment Corp to trade 2.71% lower — all else being equal — when TWO shares open for trading on 9/28/15. Similarly, investors should look for AXS to open 0.54% lower in price and for IRC to open 0.58% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for TWO, AXS, and IRC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO - Get Report):

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AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd (AXS):

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Inland Real Estate Corp (IRC):

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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 10.82% for Two Harbors Investment Corp, 2.15% for AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd, and 6.90% for Inland Real Estate Corp.

In Thursday trading, Two Harbors Investment Corp shares are currently off about 0.1%, AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd shares are off about 0.1%, and Inland Real Estate Corp shares are off about 0.1% on the day.