Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, Hickory Tech Corp. (HTCO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.145, payable on 6/5/13. As a percentage of HTCO's recent stock price of $10.54, this dividend works out to approximately 1.38%, so look for shares of Hickory Tech Corp. to trade 1.38% lower — all else being equal — when HTCO shares open for trading on 5/13/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for HTCO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.145 declared by Hickory Tech Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HTCO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HTCO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HTCO's low point in its 52 week range is $8.91 per share, with $11.83 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.54.
In Thursday trading, Hickory Tech Corp. shares are currently trading flat on the day.