Energy trust MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO) announced today its third-quarter distribution of $0.98 per unit, distributing a total of approximately $11.3 million in profit on Oct. 25 to unit holders as of Oct. 15. The distribution is 42% higher than the company's previous payout, which totaled $7.9 million, or $0.69 per unit.

Due to the company's trust structure, its distributions can vary from quarter to quarter -- at times, significantly.

The regular dividend payment equates to a $3.92-per-share annual dividend, yielding 13.4% based on the closing price today of MV Oil Trust's stock.

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