Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/4/14, StoneMor Partners L P (STON) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.60, payable on 2/14/14. As a percentage of STON's recent stock price of $26.33, this dividend works out to approximately 2.28%, so look for shares of StoneMor Partners L P to trade 2.28% lower — all else being equal — when STON shares open for trading on 2/4/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for STON, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.60 declared by StoneMor Partners L P:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from STON is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.12% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of STON shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, STON's low point in its 52 week range is $21.23 per share, with $28.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.45.
In Friday trading, StoneMor Partners L P shares are currently off about 0.6% on the day.