Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/27/14, Life Sciences Inves (HQL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.42, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of HQL's recent stock price of $24.41, this dividend works out to approximately 1.72%, so look for shares of Life Sciences Inves to trade 1.72% lower — all else being equal — when HQL shares open for trading on 2/27/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for HQL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.42 declared by Life Sciences Inves:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HQL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HQL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HQL's low point in its 52 week range is $15.64 per share, with $24.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.40.
In Tuesday trading, Life Sciences Inves shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.