Ex-Div Reminder for QR Energy (QRE)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/9/14, QR Energy LP (QRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1625, payable on 1/17/14. As a percentage of QRE's recent stock price of $17.41, this dividend works out to approximately 0.93%, so look for shares of QR Energy LP to trade 0.93% lower — all else being equal — when QRE shares open for trading on 1/9/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for QRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1625 declared by QR Energy LP:

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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 QRE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.73% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of QRE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

QR Energy LP 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, QRE's low point in its 52 week range is $14.76 per share, with $18.69 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.41.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, QRE makes up 3.54% of the Junior MLP ETF ( MLPJ) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, QR Energy LP shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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