Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/22/13, Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.027, payable on 7/31/13. As a percentage of AOD's recent stock price of $4.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when AOD shares open for trading on 7/22/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for AOD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.027 declared by Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AOD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.00% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AOD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, AOD's low point in its 52 week range is $3.71 per share, with $4.58 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.05.
In Thursday trading, Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.