Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/23/14, Diana Containerships Inc. (DCIX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 6/11/14. As a percentage of DCIX's recent stock price of $3.04, this dividend works out to approximately 1.64%, so look for shares of Diana Containerships Inc. to trade 1.64% lower — all else being equal — when DCIX shares open for trading on 5/23/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for DCIX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Diana Containerships Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from DCIX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.58% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DCIX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, DCIX's low point in its 52 week range is $3.00 per share, with $6.02 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $3.05.
In Wednesday trading, Diana Containerships Inc. shares are currently up about 1% on the day.