Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.035, payable on 4/15/14. As a percentage of NSU's recent stock price of $3.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Nevsun Resources Ltd. to trade 0.99% lower — all else being equal — when NSU shares open for trading on 3/27/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for NSU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.035 declared by Nevsun Resources Ltd.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NSU is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NSU shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, NSU's low point in its 52 week range is $2.65 per share, with $4.33 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $3.50.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, NSU makes up 1.01% of the Junior Miners ETF (JUNR) which is trading higher by about 0.8% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Nevsun Resources Ltd. shares are currently up about 2% on the day.