Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/22/13, MVC Capital (MVC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.135, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of MVC's recent stock price of $13.91, this dividend works out to approximately 0.97%, so look for shares of MVC Capital to trade 0.97% lower — all else being equal — when MVC shares open for trading on 10/22/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for MVC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.135 declared by MVC Capital:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MVC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MVC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MVC's low point in its 52 week range is $11.60 per share, with $14.09 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.91.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MVC makes up 1.91% of the BDC Income ETF (BIZD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Friday. In Friday trading, MVC Capital shares are currently trading flat on the day.