Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/28/13, United-Guardian, Inc. (UG) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.47, payable on 6/14/13. As a percentage of UG's recent stock price of $25.78, this dividend works out to approximately 1.82%, so look for shares of United-Guardian, Inc. to trade 1.82% lower — all else being equal — when UG shares open for trading on 5/28/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for UG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.47 declared by United-Guardian, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from UG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.82% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of UG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, UG's low point in its 52 week range is $16.75 per share, with $28.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $25.78.
In Friday trading, United-Guardian, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.