Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/16/13, American Science & Engineering Inc (ASEI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.50, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of ASEI's recent stock price of $59.94, this dividend works out to approximately 0.83%, so look for shares of American Science & Engineering Inc to trade 0.83% lower — all else being equal — when ASEI shares open for trading on 5/16/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ASEI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.50 declared by American Science & Engineering Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ASEI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.34% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ASEI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ASEI's low point in its 52 week range is $46.30 per share, with $70.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $59.85.
In Tuesday trading, American Science & Engineering Inc shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.