Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/4/13, Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (SHEN) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $0.36, payable on 12/2/13. As a percentage of SHEN's recent stock price of $28.56, this dividend works out to approximately 1.26%, so look for shares of Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. to trade 1.26% lower — all else being equal — when SHEN shares open for trading on 11/4/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for SHEN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.36 declared by Shenandoah Telecommunications Co.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SHEN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.26% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SHEN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, SHEN's low point in its 52 week range is $12.57 per share, with $29.15 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $28.60.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SHEN makes up 2.60% of the iShares U.S. Telecommunications ETF (IYZ) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.