Cash Dividend On The Way From QR Energy (QRE)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/6/14, QR Energy LP ( QRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1625, payable on 3/14/14. As a percentage of QRE's recent stock price of $18.48, this dividend works out to approximately 0.88%, so look for shares of QR Energy LP to trade 0.88% lower — all else being equal — when QRE shares open for trading on 3/6/14.

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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 10.55% 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 $18.61 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.48.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, QRE makes up 3.67% of the Junior MLP ETF ( MLPJ) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, QR Energy LP shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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