Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/12/13, Diana Containerships Inc. (DCIX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 9/3/13. As a percentage of DCIX's recent stock price of $4.02, this dividend works out to approximately 3.73%, so look for shares of Diana Containerships Inc. to trade 3.73% lower — all else being equal — when DCIX shares open for trading on 8/12/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for DCIX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by Diana Containerships Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from DCIX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 14.93% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DCIX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, DCIX's low point in its 52 week range is $3.67 per share, with $7.13 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.02.
In Thursday trading, Diana Containerships Inc. shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.