Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 4/4/14, Oracle Corp. (Symbol: ORCL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 4/29/14. As a percentage of ORCL's recent stock price of $41.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.29%.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ORCL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.16% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ORCL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, ORCL's low point in its 52 week range is $29.86 per share, with $42.00 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $41.36.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ORCL makes up 9.47% of the iShares North American Tech-Software ETF (Symbol: IGV) which is trading higher by about 0.3% on the day Wednesday.
In Wednesday trading, Oracle Corp. shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.
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