Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/13/15, MV Oil Trust (MVO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.21, payable on 10/23/15. As a percentage of MVO's recent stock price of $7.04, this dividend works out to approximately 2.98%, so look for shares of MV Oil Trust to trade 2.98% lower — all else being equal — when MVO shares open for trading on 10/13/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MVO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.21 declared by MV Oil Trust:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MVO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 11.93% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MVO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

MV Oil Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MVO's low point in its 52 week range is $5.34 per share, with $24.17 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.04.

In Friday trading, MV Oil Trust shares are currently up about 4.8% on the day.