3 Stocks Trading Ex-Dividend Today

Review the dividend history charts for ELS, CM and HTA, too.

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (USA) (NYSE:CM) and Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) all traded ex-dividend today for their respective upcoming dividends.

Equity Lifestyle Properties will pay its quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share on April 10, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will pay its quarterly dividend of $1.06 per share on April 28 and Healthcare Trust Of America will pay its quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share on April 2.

As a percentage of ELS’s recent stock price of $57.43, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%. So, look for shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when ELS shares opened for trading today. Similarly, investors should look for CM to open 1.42% lower in price and for HTA to open 1% lower — all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for ELS, CM, and HTA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS)

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (USA) (NYSE:CM)

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Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA)

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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 for a sense of stability over time.

Dividend history can help in judging whether the most recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If the dividends do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 2.61% for Equity Lifestyle Properties, 5.69% for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and 4% for Healthcare Trust Of America.

In Monday trading, Equity Lifestyle Properties shares were down about 0.3%, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce shares were up about 1.2% and Healthcare Trust Of America shares were trading flat on the day.

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