Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/2/18, General American Investors Inc (GAM) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $0.50, payable on 2/16/18. As a percentage of GAM's recent stock price of $36.01, this dividend works out to approximately 1.39%, so look for shares of General American Investors Inc to trade 1.39% lower — all else being equal — when GAM shares open for trading on 2/2/18.Below is a dividend history chart for GAM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.50 declared by General American Investors Inc: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GAM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.39% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GAM shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, GAM's low point in its 52 week range is $32.26 per share, with $36.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $36.01. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GAM makes up 2.95% of the Guggenheim MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Country Weight ETF ( EWEM) which is trading up by about 0.6% on the day Wednesday. According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to GAM, which trades under the symbol GAM.PRB — more info ». In Wednesday trading, General American Investors Inc shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.