Reminder - Arlington Asset Investment (AI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.875, payable on 4/30/14. As a percentage of AI's recent stock price of $27.21, this dividend works out to approximately 3.22%, so look for shares of Arlington Asset Investment Corp to trade 3.22% lower — all else being equal — when AI shares open for trading on 3/27/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.875 declared by Arlington Asset Investment Corp:

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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 AI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 12.86% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of AI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Arlington Asset Investment Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AI's low point in its 52 week range is $22.50 per share, with $29.65 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $27.22.

In Tuesday trading, Arlington Asset Investment Corp shares are currently off about 4.1% on the day.

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