Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/23/17, MVC Capital (MVC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 10/31/17. As a percentage of MVC's recent stock price of $10.33, this dividend works out to approximately 1.45%, so look for shares of MVC Capital to trade 1.45% lower — all else being equal — when MVC shares open for trading on 10/23/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MVC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by MVC Capital:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MVC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.81% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MVC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

MVC Capital 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MVC's low point in its 52 week range is $8.22 per share, with $10.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.33.

In Thursday trading, MVC Capital shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.