Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/14, ZAIS Financial Corp (ZFC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 7/15/14. As a percentage of ZFC's recent stock price of $16.62, this dividend works out to approximately 2.41%, so look for shares of ZAIS Financial Corp to trade 2.41% lower — all else being equal — when ZFC shares open for trading on 6/26/14.
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 9.63% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ZFC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ZFC's low point in its 52 week range is $15.51 per share, with $18.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.70.
In Tuesday trading, ZAIS Financial Corp shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.