Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/26/14, Ellington Financial LLC (EFC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.77, payable on 3/17/14. As a percentage of EFC's recent stock price of $24.68, this dividend works out to approximately 3.12%, so look for shares of Ellington Financial LLC to trade 3.12% lower — all else being equal — when EFC shares open for trading on 2/26/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for EFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.77 declared by Ellington Financial LLC:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EFC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 12.48% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EFC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EFC's low point in its 52 week range is $21.12 per share, with $26.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.71.
In Monday trading, Ellington Financial LLC shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.