Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/15, ZAIS Financial Corp (ZFC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 4/15/15. As a percentage of ZFC's recent stock price of $18.11, this dividend works out to approximately 2.21%, so look for shares of ZAIS Financial Corp to trade 2.21% lower — all else being equal — when ZFC shares open for trading on 3/27/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ZFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 declared by ZAIS Financial Corp:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ZFC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.83% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ZFC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

ZAIS Financial Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ZFC's low point in its 52 week range is $15.93 per share, with $19.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.11.

In Wednesday trading, ZAIS Financial Corp shares are currently trading flat on the day.