Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/22/13, Royal Bank of Canada (RY - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.67, payable on 11/22/13. As a percentage of RY's recent stock price of $67.06, this dividend works out to approximately 1.00%, so look for shares of Royal Bank of Canada to trade 1.00% lower — all else being equal — when RY shares open for trading on 10/22/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for RY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.67 declared by Royal Bank of Canada:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.00% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of RY shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Royal Bank of Canada 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, RY's low point in its 52 week range is $54.41 per share, with $67.13 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $67.06.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, RY makes up 5.09% of the Bank and Brokerage ETF ( RKH) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Royal Bank of Canada shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.