Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 12/22/15, ProAssurance Corp. (Symbol: PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $0.31, payable on 1/8/16. As a percentage of PRA's recent stock price of $48.95, this dividend works out to approximately 0.63%, so look for shares of ProAssurance Corp. to trade 0.63% lower - all else being equal - when PRA shares open for trading on 12/22/15.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PRA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.63% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PRA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, PRA's low point in its 52 week range is $43.11 per share, with $53.62 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $48.89.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PRA makes up 1.98% of the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (Symbol: KIE) which is trading lower by about 0.9% on the day Friday.
In Friday trading, ProAssurance Corp. shares are currently off about 0.7% on the day.