Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/13, International Shipholding Corp. (ISH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of ISH's recent stock price of $18.00, this dividend works out to approximately 1.39%, so look for shares of International Shipholding Corp. to trade 1.39% lower — all else being equal — when ISH shares open for trading on 5/14/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ISH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by International Shipholding Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ISH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.56% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ISH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ISH's low point in its 52 week range is $13.00 per share, with $20.93 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.00.
In Friday trading, International Shipholding Corp. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.