Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/8/13, Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1675, payable on 6/14/13. As a percentage of HCSG's recent stock price of $22.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.76%, so look for shares of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. to trade 0.76% lower — all else being equal — when HCSG shares open for trading on 5/8/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for HCSG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1675 declared by Healthcare Services Group, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HCSG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.04% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HCSG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HCSG's low point in its 52 week range is $17.60 per share, with $25.95 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.05.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HCSG makes up 1.89% of the S&P SmallCap Industrials Portfolio ETF (PSCI) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday. In Monday trading, Healthcare Services Group, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.