Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/29/14, Star Gas Partners L.P. (SGU) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.0875, payable on 8/8/14. As a percentage of SGU's recent stock price of $6.56, this dividend works out to approximately 1.33%, so look for shares of Star Gas Partners L.P. to trade 1.33% lower — all else being equal — when SGU shares open for trading on 7/29/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for SGU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0875 declared by Star Gas Partners L.P.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SGU is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.34% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SGU shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, SGU's low point in its 52 week range is $4.63 per share, with $7.24 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.52.
In Friday trading, Star Gas Partners L.P. shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.