Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/19/14, Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0565, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of AOD's recent stock price of $8.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when AOD shares open for trading on 2/19/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for AOD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0565 declared by Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AOD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AOD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, AOD's low point in its 52 week range is $7.52 per share, with $8.65 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.35.
In Tuesday trading, Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.