Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/15/13, Dillards Capital Trust I (DDT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.469, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of DDT's recent stock price of $25.35, this dividend works out to approximately 1.85%, so look for shares of Dillards Capital Trust I to trade 1.85% lower — all else being equal — when DDT shares open for trading on 10/15/13.
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Below is a dividend history chart for DDT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.469 declared by Dillards Capital Trust I:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from DDT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DDT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, DDT's low point in its 52 week range is $25.02 per share, with $26.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $25.35.
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In Friday trading, Dillards Capital Trust I shares are currently trading flat on the day.