Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/13/17, Retail Opportunity Investments Corp (ROIC - Get Report), Enterprise Financial Services Corp (EFSC), and DDR Corp (DDR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Retail Opportunity Investments Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.1875 on 6/29/17, Enterprise Financial Services Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.11 on 6/30/17, and DDR Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 7/6/17.

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As a percentage of ROIC's recent stock price of $19.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.94%, so look for shares of Retail Opportunity Investments Corp to trade 0.94% lower — all else being equal — when ROIC shares open for trading on 6/13/17. Similarly, investors should look for EFSC to open 0.26% lower in price and for DDR to open 2.17% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ROIC, EFSC, and DDR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp (ROIC - Get Report):


Enterprise Financial Services Corp (EFSC):


DDR Corp (DDR):


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 3.77% for Retail Opportunity Investments Corp, 1.05% for Enterprise Financial Services Corp, and 8.67% for DDR Corp.

In Friday trading, Retail Opportunity Investments Corp shares are currently down about 0.5%, Enterprise Financial Services Corp shares are up about 0.5%, and DDR Corp shares are down about 0.8% on the day.