Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/13, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. (ARI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 10/11/13. As a percentage of ARI's recent stock price of $15.99, this dividend works out to approximately 2.50%, so look for shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. to trade 2.50% lower — all else being equal — when ARI shares open for trading on 9/26/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ARI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 declared by Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ARI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.01% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ARI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ARI's low point in its 52 week range is $14.56 per share, with $18.28 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.95.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ARI makes up 1.64% of the Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio ETF (PXR) which is trading lower by about 1% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.