Reminder - Whitecap Resources (WCP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 5/27/15, Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX: WCP.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0625, payable on 6/15/15. As a percentage of WCP's recent stock price of $14.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.

Below is a dividend history chart for WCP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0625 declared by Whitecap Resources Inc.:

WCP+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WCP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.36% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WCP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Whitecap Resources Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WCP's low point in its 52 week range is $9.75 per share, with $18.70 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.97.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WCP makes up 3.19% of the SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF ( DWX) which is trading lower by about 0.5% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Whitecap Resources Inc. shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.

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