Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. (MCA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.076, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of MCA's recent stock price of $16.23, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.
Below is a dividend history chart for MCA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.076 declared by BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MCA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.62% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MCA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MCA's low point in its 52 week range is $15.34 per share, with $17.19 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.23.
In Thursday trading, BlackRock MuniYield California Quality Fund, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.