Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/7/13, Computer Programs & Systems Inc (CPSI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.51, payable on 5/24/13. As a percentage of CPSI's recent stock price of $51.41, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Computer Programs & Systems Inc to trade 0.99% lower — all else being equal — when CPSI shares open for trading on 5/7/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for CPSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.51 declared by Computer Programs & Systems Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CPSI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.97% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CPSI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, CPSI's low point in its 52 week range is $44.95 per share, with $60.32 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $51.34.
In Friday trading, Computer Programs & Systems Inc shares are currently up about 0.8% on the day.