Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund (GOF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1821, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of GOF's recent stock price of $23.73, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when GOF shares open for trading on 5/13/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for GOF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1821 declared by Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GOF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.21% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GOF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, GOF's low point in its 52 week range is $19.85 per share, with $23.74 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.73.
In Thursday trading, Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.