Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/1/13, Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1546, payable on 8/14/13. As a percentage of ROYT's recent stock price of $18.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.86%, so look for shares of Pacific Coast Oil Trust to trade 0.86% lower — all else being equal — when ROYT shares open for trading on 8/1/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ROYT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1546 declared by Pacific Coast Oil Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ROYT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ROYT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ROYT's low point in its 52 week range is $16.21 per share, with $19.10 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.01.
In Wednesday trading, Pacific Coast Oil Trust shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.