Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/31/14, USA Compression Partners, LP (USAC - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.48, payable on 2/14/14. As a percentage of USAC's recent stock price of $27.40, this dividend works out to approximately 1.75%, so look for shares of USA Compression Partners, LP to trade 1.75% lower — all else being equal — when USAC shares open for trading on 1/31/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for USAC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.48 declared by USA Compression Partners, LP:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from USAC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.01% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Wednesday trading, USA Compression Partners, LP shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.