Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/18/13, BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust (BCF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1748, payable on 12/31/13. As a percentage of BCF's recent stock price of $8.54, this dividend works out to approximately 2.05%, so look for shares of BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust to trade 2.05% lower — all else being equal — when BCF shares open for trading on 12/18/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for BCF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1748 declared by BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BCF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BCF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BCF's low point in its 52 week range is $8.39 per share, with $10.85 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.54.
In Monday trading, BlackRock Real Asset Equity Trust shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.