Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/29/17, Cousins Properties Inc (CUZ - Get Report), Realty Income Corp (O), and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc (TYPE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cousins Properties Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 7/13/17, Realty Income Corp will pay its monthly dividend of $0.2115 on 7/14/17, and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.113 on 7/21/17.

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As a percentage of CUZ's recent stock price of $8.93, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Cousins Properties Inc to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when CUZ shares open for trading on 6/29/17. Similarly, investors should look for O to open 0.38% lower in price and for TYPE to open 0.60% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for CUZ, O, and TYPE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Cousins Properties Inc (CUZ - Get Report):

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Realty Income Corp (O):

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Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc (TYPE):

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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 2.69% for Cousins Properties Inc, 4.53% for Realty Income Corp, and 2.39% for Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Cousins Properties Inc shares are currently off about 0.4%, Realty Income Corp shares are off about 0.9%, and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc shares are down about 0.5% on the day.