Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/22/13, Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (EFR) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.083, payable on 7/31/13. As a percentage of EFR's recent stock price of $16.23, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust to trade 0.51% lower — all else being equal — when EFR shares open for trading on 7/22/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for EFR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.083 declared by Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EFR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.14% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EFR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EFR's low point in its 52 week range is $15.21 per share, with $17.66 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.23.
In Thursday trading, Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.