On 4/23/13, S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund (XRE-T) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0607, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of XRE's recent stock price of $17.27, this dividend works out to approximately 0.35%.
Below is a dividend history chart for XRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0607 declared by S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from XRE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.22% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of XRE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, XRE's low point in its 52 week range is $16.19 per share, with $17.81 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.27.
In Friday trading, S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index Fund shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.