Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/13, Gabelli Utility Trust (GUT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.05, payable on 5/23/13. As a percentage of GUT's recent stock price of $6.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of Gabelli Utility Trust to trade 0.72% lower — all else being equal — when GUT shares open for trading on 5/14/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for GUT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Gabelli Utility Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GUT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.65% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GUT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, GUT's low point in its 52 week range is $6.06 per share, with $8.52 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.96.
In Friday trading, Gabelli Utility Trust shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.