Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/4/14, Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.55, payable on 2/13/14. As a percentage of MEMP's recent stock price of $21.82, this dividend works out to approximately 2.52%, so look for shares of Memorial Production Partners LP to trade 2.52% lower — all else being equal — when MEMP shares open for trading on 2/4/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for MEMP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.55 declared by Memorial Production Partners LP:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MEMP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.08% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MEMP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, MEMP's low point in its 52 week range is $17.61 per share, with $22.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.81.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MEMP makes up 2.84% of the Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Friday. In Friday trading, Memorial Production Partners LP shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.