Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/31/13, Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.21, payable on 1/17/14. As a percentage of RGLD's recent stock price of $46.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.
Below is a dividend history chart for RGLD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.21 declared by Royal Gold, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RGLD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.81% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of RGLD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, RGLD's low point in its 52 week range is $38.64 per share, with $83.44 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $46.39.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, RGLD makes up 3.26% of the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) which is trading higher by about 1.1% on the day Friday. In Friday trading, Royal Gold, Inc. shares are currently up about 1% on the day.