Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/16/17, Genie Energy Ltd. (GNE - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.075, payable on 3/24/17. As a percentage of GNE's recent stock price of $5.86, this dividend works out to approximately 1.28%, so look for shares of Genie Energy Ltd. to trade 1.28% lower — all else being equal — when GNE shares open for trading on 3/16/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GNE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by Genie Energy Ltd.:

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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 GNE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.12% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GNE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Genie Energy Ltd. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GNE's low point in its 52 week range is $5.07 per share, with $8.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.86.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to GNE, which trades under the symbol GNE.PRA — more info ».

In Tuesday trading, Genie Energy Ltd. shares are currently down about 1.2% on the day.