Ex-Dividend Reminder: Preferred Apartment Communities, Tier REIT And Redwood Trust

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/14/17, Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS), Tier REIT Inc (TIER), and Redwood Trust Inc (RWT) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 1/16/18, Tier REIT Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.18 on 12/29/17, and Redwood Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.28 on 12/28/17.

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As a percentage of APTS's recent stock price of $21.17, this dividend works out to approximately 1.18%, so look for shares of Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. to trade 1.18% lower — all else being equal — when APTS shares open for trading on 12/14/17. Similarly, investors should look for TIER to open 0.91% lower in price and for RWT to open 1.85% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for APTS, TIER, and RWT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS):

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Tier REIT Inc (TIER):

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Redwood Trust Inc (RWT):

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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 4.72% for Preferred Apartment Communities Inc., 3.65% for Tier REIT Inc, and 7.41% for Redwood Trust Inc.

In Tuesday trading, Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. shares are currently off about 0.3%, Tier REIT Inc shares are up about 0.7%, and Redwood Trust Inc shares are up about 0.2% on the day.

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