Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/2/14, Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5075, payable on 5/14/14. As a percentage of SDLP's recent stock price of $30.59, this dividend works out to approximately 1.66%, so look for shares of Seadrill Partners LLC to trade 1.66% lower — all else being equal — when SDLP shares open for trading on 5/2/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SDLP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5075 declared by Seadrill Partners LLC:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SDLP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.64% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Wednesday trading, Seadrill Partners LLC shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.