Reminder - CapLease (LSE) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, CapLease Inc ( LSE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.0775, payable on 7/15/13. As a percentage of LSE's recent stock price of $8.51, this dividend works out to approximately 0.91%, so look for shares of CapLease Inc to trade 0.91% lower — all else being equal — when LSE shares open for trading on 6/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for LSE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0775 declared by CapLease Inc:

LSE+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from LSE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.64% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of LSE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

CapLease Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, LSE's low point in its 52 week range is $3.97 per share, with $8.74 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.54.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, LSE makes up 4.02% of the KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY) which is trading lower by about 2.2% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, CapLease Inc shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.

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