Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/26/13, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp (ACRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 10/17/13. As a percentage of ACRE's recent stock price of $12.61, this dividend works out to approximately 1.98%, so look for shares of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp to trade 1.98% lower — all else being equal — when ACRE shares open for trading on 9/26/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ACRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ACRE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.93% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ACRE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ACRE's low point in its 52 week range is $12.04 per share, with $18.65 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.61.
In Tuesday trading, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp shares are currently off about 0.6% on the day.