Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/2/13, Atlas Energy LP (ATLS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.44, payable on 8/19/13. As a percentage of ATLS's recent stock price of $52.15, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Atlas Energy L P to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when ATLS shares open for trading on 8/2/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ATLS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.44 declared by Atlas Energy L P:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ATLS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.37% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ATLS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ATLS's low point in its 52 week range is $30.10 per share, with $53.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $52.15.
In Wednesday trading, Atlas Energy L P shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.