Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, Hugoton Royalty Trust (HGT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0875, payable on 4/14/14. As a percentage of HGT's recent stock price of $7.94, this dividend works out to approximately 1.10%, so look for shares of Hugoton Royalty Trust to trade 1.10% lower — all else being equal — when HGT shares open for trading on 3/27/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for HGT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0875 declared by Hugoton Royalty Trust :
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HGT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 13.23% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HGT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HGT's low point in its 52 week range is $6.98 per share, with $9.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.94.
In Tuesday trading, Hugoton Royalty Trust shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.