Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/4/15, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (ARP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0125, payable on 12/15/15. As a percentage of ARP's recent stock price of $1.22, this dividend works out to approximately 1.02%, so look for shares of Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. to trade 1.02% lower — all else being equal — when ARP shares open for trading on 12/4/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ARP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0125 declared by Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ARP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 12.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ARP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ARP's low point in its 52 week range is $1.17 per share, with $15.09 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $1.21.

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In Wednesday trading, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. shares are currently down about 5.4% on the day.