Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/30/17, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT - Get Report), Education Realty Trust Inc (EDR), and Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.3425 on 11/15/17, Education Realty Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.39 on 11/15/17, and Chatham Lodging Trust will pay its monthly dividend of $0.11 on 11/24/17.

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As a percentage of SKT's recent stock price of $24.51, this dividend works out to approximately 1.40%, so look for shares of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. to trade 1.40% lower — all else being equal — when SKT shares open for trading on 10/30/17. Similarly, investors should look for EDR to open 1.10% lower in price and for CLDT to open 0.51% lower, all else being equal.

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

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT - Get Report):

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Education Realty Trust Inc (EDR):

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Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT):

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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 5.59% for Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., 4.40% for Education Realty Trust Inc, and 6.15% for Chatham Lodging Trust.

In Thursday trading, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, Education Realty Trust Inc shares are off about 0.4%, and Chatham Lodging Trust shares are down about 0.2% on the day.