Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/24/13, Star Gas Partners L.P. (SGU) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.0825, payable on 5/6/13. As a percentage of SGU's recent stock price of $4.68, this dividend works out to approximately 1.76%, so look for shares of Star Gas Partners L.P. to trade 1.76% lower — all else being equal — when SGU shares open for trading on 4/24/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for SGU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0825 declared by Star Gas Partners L.P.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SGU is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.05% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SGU shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, SGU's low point in its 52 week range is $3.65 per share, with $4.96 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.68.
In Monday trading, Star Gas Partners L.P. shares are currently off about 1.3% on the day.