Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/28/15, Ellington Residential Mortgaging Real Estate Investment Trust (EARN - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.45, payable on 10/26/15. As a percentage of EARN's recent stock price of $13.07, this dividend works out to approximately 3.44%, so look for shares of Ellington Residential Mortgaging Real Estate Investment Trust to trade 3.44% lower — all else being equal — when EARN shares open for trading on 9/28/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EARN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.45 declared by Ellington Residential Mortgaging Real Estate Investment 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 EARN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 13.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EARN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Ellington Residential Mortgaging Real Estate Investment Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EARN's low point in its 52 week range is $11.58 per share, with $18.21 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.07.

In Thursday trading, Ellington Residential Mortgaging Real Estate Investment Trust shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.