Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/13, Homeowners Choice Inc (HCI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.225, payable on 6/21/13. As a percentage of HCI's recent stock price of $32.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.69%, so look for shares of Homeowners Choice Inc to trade 0.69% lower — all else being equal — when HCI shares open for trading on 5/15/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for HCI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.225 declared by Homeowners Choice Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HCI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HCI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HCI's low point in its 52 week range is $13.12 per share, with $34.33 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.37.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HCI makes up 1.21% of the Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio ETF (PSP) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, Homeowners Choice Inc shares are currently up about 1.4% on the day.