MUR Ex-Dividend Reminder - 8/14/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/14/14, Murphy Oil Corp ( MUR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.35, payable on 9/2/14. As a percentage of MUR's recent stock price of $60.89, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of Murphy Oil Corp to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when MUR shares open for trading on 8/14/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MUR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.35 declared by Murphy Oil 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 MUR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MUR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Murphy Oil Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MUR's low point in its 52 week range is $54.67 per share, with $68.43 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $60.90.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MUR makes up 2.19% of the First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ETF ( FXN) which is trading lower by about 0.4% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Murphy Oil Corp shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.

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