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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 5/15/19, American States Water Co (Symbol: AWR), Zions Bancorporation, N.A. (Symbol: ZION), and Duke Realty Corp (Symbol: DRE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. American States Water Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 6/3/19, Zions Bancorporation, N.A. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 5/23/19, and Duke Realty Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.215 on 5/31/19. As a percentage of AWR's recent stock price of $72.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%, so look for shares of American States Water Co to trade 0.38% lower - all else being equal - when AWR shares open for trading on 5/15/19. Similarly, investors should look for ZION to open 0.63% lower in price and for DRE to open 0.71% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for AWR, ZION, and DRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

American States Water Co (Symbol: AWR) :

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Zions Bancorporation, N.A. (Symbol: ZION) :

ZION+Dividend+History+Chart

Duke Realty Corp (Symbol: DRE) :

DRE+Dividend+History+Chart

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 recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 1.52% for American States Water Co, 2.52% for Zions Bancorporation, N.A., and 2.83% for Duke Realty Corp.

In Monday trading, American States Water Co shares are currently up about 0.3%, Zions Bancorporation, N.A. shares are down about 1.8%, and Duke Realty Corp shares are off about 0.9% on the day.

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