Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/14, European Equity Fund (EEA) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.1105, payable on 6/20/14. As a percentage of EEA's recent stock price of $9.13, this dividend works out to approximately 1.21%, so look for shares of European Equity Fund to trade 1.21% lower — all else being equal — when EEA shares open for trading on 5/15/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for EEA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1105 declared by European Equity Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EEA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.42% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EEA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EEA's low point in its 52 week range is $6.73 per share, with $9.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.13.
In Wednesday trading, European Equity Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.