Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/30/17, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI - Get Report), Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated (VRTS), and AGNC Investment Corp (AGNC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.65 on 11/15/17, Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.45 on 11/15/17, and AGNC Investment Corp will pay its monthly dividend of $0.18 on 11/9/17.

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As a percentage of OHI's recent stock price of $31.46, this dividend works out to approximately 2.07%, so look for shares of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. to trade 2.07% lower — all else being equal — when OHI shares open for trading on 10/30/17. Similarly, investors should look for VRTS to open 0.38% lower in price and for AGNC to open 0.84% lower, all else being equal.

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

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI - Get Report):


Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated (VRTS):


AGNC Investment Corp (AGNC):


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 8.26% for Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., 1.50% for Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated, and 10.10% for AGNC Investment Corp.

In Thursday trading, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.2%, Virtus Investment Partners Incorporated shares are up about 0.3%, and AGNC Investment Corp shares are off about 0.2% on the day.