Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/29/14, Resource Capital Corp (RSO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 1/28/15. As a percentage of RSO's recent stock price of $5.27, this dividend works out to approximately 3.80%, so look for shares of Resource Capital Corp to trade 3.80% lower — all else being equal — when RSO shares open for trading on 12/29/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for RSO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Resource Capital Corp:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RSO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 15.18% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of RSO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Resource Capital Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, RSO's low point in its 52 week range is $4.78 per share, with $6.15 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.27.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, RSO makes up 1.73% of the SuperDividend U.S. ETF ( DIV) which is trading higher by about 0.5% on the day Friday.

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In Friday trading, Resource Capital Corp shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.