Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/13/15, Murphy Oil Corp (Symbol: MUR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.35, payable on 9/1/15. As a percentage of MUR's recent stock price of $32.68, this dividend works out to approximately 1.07%, so look for shares of Murphy Oil Corp to trade 1.07% lower - all else being equal - when MUR shares open for trading on 8/13/15.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MUR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.28% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MUR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, MUR's low point in its 52 week range is $30.92 per share, with $62.53 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $32.91.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MUR makes up 2.56% of the First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ETF (Symbol: FXN) which is trading lower by about 2.5% on the day Tuesday.
In Tuesday trading, Murphy Oil Corp shares are currently off about 3.3% on the day.
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