Reminder - Crescent Point Energy (CPG) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 1/29/14, Crescent Point Energy Corp (TSX: CPG.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.23, payable on 2/17/14. As a percentage of CPG's recent stock price of $39.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Crescent Point Energy Corp to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when CPG shares open for trading on 1/29/14.

Below is a dividend history chart for CPG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.23 declared by Crescent Point Energy Corp:

CPG+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CPG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.06% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CPG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Crescent Point Energy Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CPG's low point in its 52 week range is $34.53 per share, with $41.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $39.04.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CPG makes up 3.15% of the Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK) which is trading lower by about 0.5% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Crescent Point Energy Corp shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.

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