Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/20/14, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (FAX) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.035, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of FAX's recent stock price of $6.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.58%, so look for shares of Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund to trade 0.58% lower — all else being equal — when FAX shares open for trading on 3/20/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for FAX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.035 declared by Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FAX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.00% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FAX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, FAX's low point in its 52 week range is $5.71 per share, with $7.78 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.00.
In Tuesday trading, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.