Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/11/14, Royce Value Trust Incorporated ( RVT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.88, payable on 12/26/14. As a percentage of RVT's recent stock price of $15.08, this dividend works out to approximately 5.83%, so look for shares of Royce Value Trust Incorporated to trade 5.83% lower — all else being equal — when RVT shares open for trading on 12/11/14.Below is a dividend history chart for RVT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.88 declared by Royce Value Trust Incorporated: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RVT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 23.34% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of RVT shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, RVT's low point in its 52 week range is $13.41 per share, with $16.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.08. According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to RVT, which trades under the symbol RVT.PRB — more info ». In Tuesday trading, Royce Value Trust Incorporated shares are currently off about 1.8% on the day.