Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/19/13, Select Income Real Estate Investment Trust (SIR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.44, payable on 5/20/13. As a percentage of SIR's recent stock price of $28.02, this dividend works out to approximately 1.57%, so look for shares of Select Income Real Estate Investment Trust to trade 1.57% lower — all else being equal — when SIR shares open for trading on 4/19/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SIR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.44 declared by Select Income Real Estate Investment Trust:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SIR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.28% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SIR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Select Income Real Estate Investment Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SIR's low point in its 52 week range is $21.23 per share, with $28.56 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $28.02.

In Wednesday trading, Select Income Real Estate Investment Trust shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.