Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, ZAIS Financial Corp (ZFC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 4/14/14. As a percentage of ZFC's recent stock price of $17.32, this dividend works out to approximately 2.31%, so look for shares of ZAIS Financial Corp to trade 2.31% lower — all else being equal — when ZFC shares open for trading on 3/27/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for ZFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 declared by ZAIS Financial Corp:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ZFC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.24% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
In Tuesday trading, ZAIS Financial Corp shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.