Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/6/14, QR Energy LP (QRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1625, payable on 5/14/14. As a percentage of QRE's recent stock price of $18.79, this dividend works out to approximately 0.87%, so look for shares of QR Energy LP to trade 0.87% lower — all else being equal — when QRE shares open for trading on 5/6/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for QRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1625 declared by QR Energy LP:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from QRE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.38% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of QRE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, QRE's low point in its 52 week range is $14.76 per share, with $18.89 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.79.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, QRE makes up 3.23% of the Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Friday. In Friday trading, QR Energy LP shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.