Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/4/13, Golar LNG Ltd (GLNG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.45, payable on 12/20/13. As a percentage of GLNG's recent stock price of $36.25, this dividend works out to approximately 1.24%, so look for shares of Golar LNG Ltd to trade 1.24% lower — all else being equal — when GLNG shares open for trading on 12/4/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for GLNG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.45 declared by Golar LNG Ltd:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GLNG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.97% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GLNG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, GLNG's low point in its 52 week range is $30.51 per share, with $41.55 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $36.23.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GLNG makes up 2.76% of the First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXN) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, Golar LNG Ltd shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.