Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/27/13, PMC Commercial Trust (PCC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.125, payable on 1/6/14. As a percentage of PCC's recent stock price of $8.72, this dividend works out to approximately 1.43%, so look for shares of PMC Commercial Trust to trade 1.43% lower — all else being equal — when PCC shares open for trading on 12/27/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for PCC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.125 declared by PMC Commercial Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PCC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.73% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PCC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, PCC's low point in its 52 week range is $6.71 per share, with $10.24 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.72.
In Thursday trading, PMC Commercial Trust shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.