Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/29/17, EPR Properties (EPR), Voya Financial Inc (VOYA), and Independence Realty Trust Inc (IRT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. EPR Properties will pay its monthly dividend of $0.34 on 12/15/17, Voya Financial Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.01 on 12/28/17, and Independence Realty Trust Inc will pay its monthly dividend of $0.06 on 12/15/17.

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As a percentage of EPR's recent stock price of $68.49, this dividend works out to approximately 0.50%, so look for shares of EPR Properties to trade 0.50% lower — all else being equal — when EPR shares open for trading on 11/29/17. Similarly, investors should look for VOYA to open 0.02% lower in price and for IRT to open 0.57% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for EPR, VOYA, and IRT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

EPR Properties (EPR):


Voya Financial Inc (VOYA):


Independence Realty Trust Inc (IRT):


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 5.96% for EPR Properties, 0.10% for Voya Financial Inc, and 6.86% for Independence Realty Trust Inc.

In Monday trading, EPR Properties shares are currently up about 0.1%, Voya Financial Inc shares are off about 0.2%, and Independence Realty Trust Inc shares are down about 0.4% on the day.