Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/1/13, Alliance California Municipal Income Fund (AKP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0627, payable on 5/17/13. As a percentage of AKP's recent stock price of $14.45, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%.
Below is a dividend history chart for AKP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0627 declared by Alliance California Municipal Income Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AKP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.21% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AKP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, AKP's low point in its 52 week range is $13.77 per share, with $17.24 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.45.
In Monday trading, Alliance California Municipal Income Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.