Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/29/15, Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1175, payable on 10/15/15. As a percentage of VNR's recent stock price of $8.88, this dividend works out to approximately 1.32%, so look for shares of Vanguard Natural Resources LLC to trade 1.32% lower — all else being equal — when VNR shares open for trading on 9/29/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for VNR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1175 declared by Vanguard Natural Resources LLC:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from VNR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 15.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VNR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Vanguard Natural Resources LLC 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VNR's low point in its 52 week range is $5.50 per share, with $28.24 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.88.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, VNR makes up 4.09% of the Junior MLP ETF ( MLPJ) which is trading higher by about 2.1% on the day Friday.

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In Friday trading, Vanguard Natural Resources LLC shares are currently up about 1.2% on the day.