Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/1/15, USA Compression Partners, LP (USAC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.515, payable on 5/15/15. As a percentage of USAC's recent stock price of $22.64, this dividend works out to approximately 2.27%, so look for shares of USA Compression Partners, LP to trade 2.27% lower — all else being equal — when USAC shares open for trading on 5/1/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for USAC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.515 declared by USA Compression Partners, LP:

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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 USAC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.10% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of USAC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

USA Compression Partners, LP 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, USAC's low point in its 52 week range is $14.45 per share, with $28.29 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.64.

In Wednesday trading, USA Compression Partners, LP shares are currently down about 0.8% on the day.