Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/26/15, Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.125, payable on 3/30/15. As a percentage of ACTG's recent stock price of $12.58, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Acacia Research Corp to trade 0.99% lower — all else being equal — when ACTG shares open for trading on 2/26/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ACTG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.125 declared by Acacia Research Corp:

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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 ACTG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ACTG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Acacia Research Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ACTG's low point in its 52 week range is $11.52 per share, with $19.93 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.60.

In Tuesday trading, Acacia Research Corp shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.