Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/11/14, Royce Value Trust Incorporated (RVT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 3/25/14. As a percentage of RVT's recent stock price of $16.20, this dividend works out to approximately 1.91%, so look for shares of Royce Value Trust Incorporated to trade 1.91% lower — all else being equal — when RVT shares open for trading on 3/11/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for RVT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.31 declared by Royce Value Trust Incorporated:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RVT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.65% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of RVT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, RVT's low point in its 52 week range is $14.04 per share, with $16.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.16.
In Friday trading, Royce Value Trust Incorporated shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.