Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/26/13, Nordic American Tankers Ltd (NAT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.16, payable on 12/11/13. As a percentage of NAT's recent stock price of $7.98, this dividend works out to approximately 2.01%, so look for shares of Nordic American Tankers Ltd to trade 2.01% lower — all else being equal — when NAT shares open for trading on 11/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NAT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.16 declared by Nordic American Tankers Ltd:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NAT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.02% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of NAT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Nordic American Tankers Ltd 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NAT's low point in its 52 week range is $7.00 per share, with $12.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.00.

In Friday trading, Nordic American Tankers Ltd shares are currently down about 10.1% on the day.