Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/16/13, Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund I (AFT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.105, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of AFT's recent stock price of $20.88, this dividend works out to approximately 0.50%.
Below is a dividend history chart for AFT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.105 declared by Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund I:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AFT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.04% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AFT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, AFT's low point in its 52 week range is $17.23 per share, with $20.95 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.92.
In Tuesday trading, Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund I shares are currently trading flat on the day.