Reminder - Capitala Finance (CPTA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/10/14, Capitala Finance Corporation ( CPTA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.47, payable on 9/26/14. As a percentage of CPTA's recent stock price of $18.84, this dividend works out to approximately 2.49%, so look for shares of Capitala Finance Corporation to trade 2.49% lower — all else being equal — when CPTA shares open for trading on 9/10/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CPTA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.47 declared by Capitala Finance Corporation:

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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 CPTA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CPTA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Capitala Finance Corporation 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CPTA's low point in its 52 week range is $17.65 per share, with $20.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.84.

In Monday trading, Capitala Finance Corporation shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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