Reminder - EnCana (ECA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 12/11/14, EnCana Corp (TSX: ECA.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 12/31/14. As a percentage of ECA's recent stock price of $15.18, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ECA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by EnCana Corp:

ECA+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ECA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.84% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ECA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

EnCana Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ECA's low point in its 52 week range is $15.11 per share, with $26.85 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.11.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ECA makes up 1.39% of the SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF ( IPW) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, EnCana Corp shares are currently off about 1.5% on the day.

More from Stocks

Twitter Tops Wall Street's Estimates - Here Are the Key Numbers You Need to Know

Twitter Tops Wall Street's Estimates - Here Are the Key Numbers You Need to Know

Stocks Trade Lower as Rates Continue Rising; Boeing Holds Gains

Stocks Trade Lower as Rates Continue Rising; Boeing Holds Gains

Street Stats: 3 Numbers That Will Make Any Stock Market Bear Instantly Bullish

Street Stats: 3 Numbers That Will Make Any Stock Market Bear Instantly Bullish

PayPal's Stock Is Poised for an Explosive Move

PayPal's Stock Is Poised for an Explosive Move

Boeing's Blowout Quarter Proves Why There Won't Be a Stock Market Panic

Boeing's Blowout Quarter Proves Why There Won't Be a Stock Market Panic