Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/15/14, Gabelli Utility Trust (GUT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.05, payable on 1/24/14. As a percentage of GUT's recent stock price of $6.46, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Gabelli Utility Trust to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when GUT shares open for trading on 1/15/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for GUT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Gabelli Utility Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GUT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.28% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GUT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, GUT's low point in its 52 week range is $6.22 per share, with $7.12 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.46.
In Monday trading, Gabelli Utility Trust shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.