Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/19/14, ENI S.p.A. (E) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $1.518, payable on 6/6/14. As a percentage of E's recent stock price of $51.14, this dividend works out to approximately 2.97%, so look for shares of ENI S.p.A. to trade 2.97% lower — all else being equal — when E shares open for trading on 5/19/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for E, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $1.518 declared by ENI S.p.A.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from E is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.94% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of E shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, E's low point in its 52 week range is $39.65 per share, with $52.72 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $51.14.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, E makes up 1.76% of the BLDRS Europe Select ADR Index Fund ETF (ADRU) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, ENI S.p.A. shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.