Stocks – Dividend capture

Sold ESS at $204.75
Sold ARE at $123.43
Sold AVB at $162.52

All three of these went Ex-dividend today. I had small gains in these tiny positions so last night I put in sell orders for today at yesterday’s high trade price, never expecting for them to fill after big dividends were no longer included for the buyers.
Since these are all REIT’s, I really think I will get better entry prices in the next 3 months. (52 week lows are about 9 points lower for all three of these)