Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/17/14, Apache Corp. (APA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 2/21/14. As a percentage of APA's recent stock price of $85.91, this dividend works out to approximately 0.23%.
Below is a dividend history chart for APA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Apache Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from APA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.93% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of APA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, APA's low point in its 52 week range is $67.91 per share, with $94.84 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $85.83.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, APA makes up 5.46% of the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO) which is trading higher by about 0.4% on the day Wednesday. In Wednesday trading, Apache Corp. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.