Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/29/16, Ameris Bancorp (ABCB - Get Report), Four Corners Property Trust Inc (FCPT), and National General Holdings Corp (NGHC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Ameris Bancorp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 4/11/16, Four Corners Property Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.2425 on 4/15/16, and National General Holdings Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.03 on 4/15/16.

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As a percentage of ABCB's recent stock price of $28.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.17%, so look for shares of Ameris Bancorp to trade 0.17% lower — all else being equal — when ABCB shares open for trading on 3/29/16. Similarly, investors should look for FCPT to open 1.34% lower in price and for NGHC to open 0.14% lower, all else being equal.

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

Ameris Bancorp (ABCB - Get Report):

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Four Corners Property Trust Inc (FCPT):

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National General Holdings Corp (NGHC):

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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 0.69% for Ameris Bancorp, 5.38% for Four Corners Property Trust Inc, and 0.56% for National General Holdings Corp.

In Monday trading, Ameris Bancorp shares are currently up about 0.5%, Four Corners Property Trust Inc shares are off about 0.2%, and National General Holdings Corp shares are up about 0.4% on the day.