Below is a dividend history chart for SLB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.50 declared by Schlumberger Ltd.:
In general, dividend paying stocks are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SLB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.21% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
The chart below shows the one year performance of SLB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, SLB’s low point in its 52 week range is $75.60 per share, with $118.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $90.73.
According to the ETF Finder at ETFChannel.com, SLB makes up 20.70% of the iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (AMEX: IEZ) which is trading lower by about 0.7% on the day Thursday.
In Thursday trading, Schlumberger Ltd. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.