Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund (JSD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.132, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of JSD's recent stock price of $21.43, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund to trade 0.62% lower — all else being equal — when JSD shares open for trading on 5/13/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for JSD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.132 declared by Nuveen Short Duration Credit 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 JSD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.39% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of JSD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, JSD's low point in its 52 week range is $18.43 per share, with $31.86 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.43.
In Thursday trading, Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.