Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/30/15, Acacia Research Corp (ACTG - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.125, payable on 5/29/15. As a percentage of ACTG's recent stock price of $11.40, this dividend works out to approximately 1.10%, so look for shares of Acacia Research Corp to trade 1.10% lower — all else being equal — when ACTG shares open for trading on 4/30/15.

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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 4.39% 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 $9.71 per share, with $19.93 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.38.

In Tuesday trading, Acacia Research Corp shares are currently up about 1.4% on the day.