Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/31/17, 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (CAFD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2565, payable on 4/14/17. As a percentage of CAFD's recent stock price of $13.87, this dividend works out to approximately 1.85%, so look for shares of 8Point3 Energy Partners LP to trade 1.85% lower — all else being equal — when CAFD shares open for trading on 3/31/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CAFD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.2565 declared by 8Point3 Energy Partners LP:

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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 CAFD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CAFD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

8Point3 Energy Partners LP 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CAFD's low point in its 52 week range is $12.04 per share, with $17.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.89.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CAFD makes up 3.15% of the YieldCo Index ETF ( YLCO) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, 8Point3 Energy Partners LP shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.