Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/26/17, AGNC Investment Corp (AGNC), United Financial Bancorp Inc (UBNK), and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. AGNC Investment Corp will pay its monthly dividend of $0.18 on 5/8/17, United Financial Bancorp Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 5/10/17, and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3425 on 5/15/17.

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As a percentage of AGNC's recent stock price of $20.81, this dividend works out to approximately 0.86%, so look for shares of AGNC Investment Corp to trade 0.86% lower — all else being equal — when AGNC shares open for trading on 4/26/17. Similarly, investors should look for UBNK to open 0.66% lower in price and for SKT to open 1.05% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AGNC, UBNK, and SKT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

AGNC Investment Corp (AGNC):

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United Financial Bancorp Inc (UBNK):

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Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT):

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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 10.38% for AGNC Investment Corp, 2.65% for United Financial Bancorp Inc , and 4.19% for Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc..

In Monday trading, AGNC Investment Corp shares are currently up about 0.1%, United Financial Bancorp Inc shares are up about 2.4%, and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. shares are off about 0.4% on the day.

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