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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Monday, shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp were yielding above the 12% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.24), with the stock changing hands as low as $10.32 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.
Investors in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust saw new options begin trading today, for the December 15th expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 235 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
Investors in Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. saw new options begin trading today, for the June 16th expiration.
Investors in Select Income REIT saw new options begin trading this week, for the August 18th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 116 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
On 4/26/17, Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc (TSX: BRE. O) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1083, payable on 5/31/17.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/26/17, Brookfield Canada Office Properties will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1092, payable on 5/15/17. As a percentage of BOXC's recent stock price of $24.11, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/26/17, AGNC Investment Corp , United Financial Bancorp Inc , and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends.
In trading on Friday, shares of AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc's 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock were yielding above the 8% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $2.00), with shares changing hands as low as $24.97 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 6.87% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.
Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Whitestone REIT , where a total volume of 1,112 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 111,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 80.7% of WSR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 137,835 shares.
In trading on Thursday, shares of InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: IIP-UN. O) were yielding above the 3% mark based on its monthly dividend (annualized to $0.243), with the stock changing hands as low as $8.04 on the day.