Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/3/14, Oracle Corp. (ORCL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 1/28/14. As a percentage of ORCL's recent stock price of $37.71, this dividend works out to approximately 0.32%.
Below is a dividend history chart for ORCL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Oracle Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ORCL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.27% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ORCL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ORCL's low point in its 52 week range is $29.86 per share, with $38.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $37.64.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ORCL makes up 9.05% of the iShares North American Tech-Software ETF (IGV) which is trading lower by about 0.6% on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Oracle Corp. shares are currently down about 1.4% on the day.