Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/12/16, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.6850, payable on 10/20/16. As a percentage of BPT's recent stock price of $21.67, this dividend works out to approximately 3.16%, so look for shares of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust to trade 3.16% lower — all else being equal — when BPT shares open for trading on 10/12/16.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BPT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.6850 declared by BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty 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 BPT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 12.65% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BPT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BPT's low point in its 52 week range is $11.29 per share, with $49.18 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.73.

In Tuesday trading, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares are currently up about 1.5% on the day.