Reminder - Apache (APA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/18/13, Apache Corp. ( APA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 11/22/13. As a percentage of APA's recent stock price of $89.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.22%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for APA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Apache Corp.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from APA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.89% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of APA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Apache Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, APA's low point in its 52 week range is $67.91 per share, with $89.69 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $89.50.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, APA makes up 5.64% of the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( IEO) which is trading up by about 1.4% on the day Wednesday.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to APA, which trades under the symbol APA.PRD — more info ».

In Wednesday trading, Apache Corp. shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.

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