Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/14/18, Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 4/16/18. As a percentage of APTS's recent stock price of $14.63, this dividend works out to approximately 1.71%, so look for shares of Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. to trade 1.71% lower — all else being equal — when APTS shares open for trading on 3/14/18.

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Below is a dividend history chart for APTS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from APTS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.84% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of APTS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, APTS's low point in its 52 week range is $12.42 per share, with $22.71 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.60.

In Monday trading, Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. shares are currently up about 1.6% on the day.

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