Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/15/17, New York Mortgage Trust Inc (NYMT - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 1/25/18. As a percentage of NYMT's recent stock price of $6.40, this dividend works out to approximately 3.12%, so look for shares of New York Mortgage Trust Inc to trade 3.12% lower — all else being equal — when NYMT shares open for trading on 12/15/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NYMT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by New York Mortgage Trust Inc:

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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 NYMT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 12.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NYMT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

New York Mortgage Trust Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NYMT's low point in its 52 week range is $5.90 per share, with $7.04 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.41.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, NYMT makes up 2.78% of the Mortgage REIT Income ETF ( MORT) which is trading up by about 0.9% on the day Wednesday.

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

In Wednesday trading, New York Mortgage Trust Inc shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.