Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/5/13, Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4275, payable on 11/14/13. As a percentage of SDLP's recent stock price of $32.82, this dividend works out to approximately 1.30%, so look for shares of Seadrill Partners LLC to trade 1.30% lower — all else being equal — when SDLP shares open for trading on 11/5/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for SDLP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.4275 declared by Seadrill Partners LLC:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SDLP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.21% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
In Friday trading, Seadrill Partners LLC shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.