Reminder - Orchid Island Capital (ORC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/23/13, Orchid Island Capital, Inc. ( ORC) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.135, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of ORC's recent stock price of $12.44, this dividend works out to approximately 1.09%, so look for shares of Orchid Island Capital, Inc. to trade 1.09% lower — all else being equal — when ORC shares open for trading on 10/23/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ORC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.135 declared by Orchid Island Capital, Inc.:

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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 ORC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 13.02% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ORC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Orchid Island Capital, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ORC's low point in its 52 week range is $10.02 per share, with $15.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.44.

In Monday trading, Orchid Island Capital, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.
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