Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/28/14, VOC Energy Trust (VOC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.57, payable on 2/14/14. As a percentage of VOC's recent stock price of $15.79, this dividend works out to approximately 3.61%, so look for shares of VOC Energy Trust to trade 3.61% lower — all else being equal — when VOC shares open for trading on 1/28/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for VOC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.57 declared by VOC Energy Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from VOC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 14.44% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VOC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, VOC's low point in its 52 week range is $11.69 per share, with $17.51 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.79.
In Friday trading, VOC Energy Trust shares are currently off about 1% on the day.