Reminder - Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/18/15, Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust ( CHKR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3899, payable on 6/1/15. As a percentage of CHKR's recent stock price of $8.43, this dividend works out to approximately 4.63%, so look for shares of Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust to trade 4.63% lower — all else being equal — when CHKR shares open for trading on 5/18/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CHKR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3899 declared by Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust:

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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 CHKR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 18.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CHKR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CHKR's low point in its 52 week range is $4.80 per share, with $11.82 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.50.

In Thursday trading, Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust shares are currently up about 1.2% on the day.

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