Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/26/13, Value Line, Inc. (VALU) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 5/9/13. As a percentage of VALU's recent stock price of $9.44, this dividend works out to approximately 1.59%, so look for shares of Value Line, Inc. to trade 1.59% lower — all else being equal — when VALU shares open for trading on 4/26/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for VALU, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by Value Line, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from VALU is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.36% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VALU shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, VALU's low point in its 52 week range is $8.40 per share, with $13.69 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.44.
In Wednesday trading, Value Line, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.