Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/6/13, PC-Tel Inc (PCTI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.035, payable on 5/15/13. As a percentage of PCTI's recent stock price of $6.56, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of PC-Tel Inc to trade 0.53% lower — all else being equal — when PCTI shares open for trading on 5/6/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for PCTI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.035 declared by PC-Tel Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PCTI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PCTI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, PCTI's low point in its 52 week range is $5.65 per share, with $7.79 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.53.
In Thursday trading, PC-Tel Inc shares are currently up about 3% on the day.