Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/24/14, General Cable Corp. ( BGC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 1/9/15. As a percentage of BGC's recent stock price of $14.87, this dividend works out to approximately 1.21%, so look for shares of General Cable Corp. to trade 1.21% lower — all else being equal — when BGC shares open for trading on 12/24/14.Below is a dividend history chart for BGC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by General Cable Corp. : In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BGC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.84% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BGC shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, BGC's low point in its 52 week range is $12.47 per share, with $31.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.80. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BGC makes up 2.85% of the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund ETF ( GRID) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday. In Monday trading, General Cable Corp. shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.