Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/27/13, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (FAX) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.035, payable on 1/17/14. As a percentage of FAX's recent stock price of $5.91, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when FAX shares open for trading on 12/27/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for FAX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.035 declared by Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FAX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.11% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FAX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, FAX's low point in its 52 week range is $5.80 per share, with $7.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.91.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, FAX makes up 2.11% of the CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF (PCEF) which is trading up by about 0.2% on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.