Cash Dividend On The Way From Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (VFV)

On 6/22/15, Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (TSX: VFV.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1735, payable on 6/29/15. As a percentage of VFV's recent stock price of $45.51, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%.

Below is a dividend history chart for VFV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1735 declared by Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF:

VFV+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 VFV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.53% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VFV shares:

Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VFV's low point in its 52 week range is $36.60 per share, with $47.52 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $45.64.

In Thursday trading, Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF shares are currently off about 0.6% on the day.

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