Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/19/14, Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund (RFI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.22, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of RFI's recent stock price of $12.79, this dividend works out to approximately 1.72%, so look for shares of Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund to trade 1.72% lower — all else being equal — when RFI shares open for trading on 3/19/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for RFI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.22 declared by Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RFI 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 RFI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, RFI's low point in its 52 week range is $11.66 per share, with $16.87 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.79.
In Monday trading, Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.