Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/13, Diebold, Inc. (DBD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2875, payable on 6/7/13. As a percentage of DBD's recent stock price of $30.54, this dividend works out to approximately 0.94%, so look for shares of Diebold, Inc. to trade 0.94% lower — all else being equal — when DBD shares open for trading on 5/15/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for DBD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.2875 declared by Diebold, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from DBD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DBD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, DBD's low point in its 52 week range is $27.59 per share, with $38.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $30.53.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, DBD makes up 1.12% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, Diebold, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.5% on the day.