Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/18/13, New Ireland Fund Incorporated (IRL) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $0.07, payable on 12/30/13. As a percentage of IRL's recent stock price of $12.31, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of New Ireland Fund Incorporated to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when IRL shares open for trading on 12/18/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for IRL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by New Ireland Fund Incorporated:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from IRL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.57% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of IRL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, IRL's low point in its 52 week range is $8.74 per share, with $12.83 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.31.
In Monday trading, New Ireland Fund Incorporated shares are currently trading flat on the day.