Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/11/13, Royce Value Trust Incorporated (RVT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.21, payable on 12/27/13. As a percentage of RVT's recent stock price of $15.34, this dividend works out to approximately 1.37%, so look for shares of Royce Value Trust Incorporated to trade 1.37% lower — all else being equal — when RVT shares open for trading on 12/11/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for RVT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.21 declared by Royce Value Trust Incorporated:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RVT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.47% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of RVT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, RVT's low point in its 52 week range is $12.85 per share, with $16.39 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.35.
According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to RVT, which trades under the symbol RVT.PRB — more info ». In Monday trading, Royce Value Trust Incorporated shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.