Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/12/13, Astro-Med, Inc. (ALOT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 7/1/13. As a percentage of ALOT's recent stock price of $10.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of Astro-Med, Inc. to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when ALOT shares open for trading on 6/12/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ALOT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Astro-Med, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ALOT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ALOT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ALOT's low point in its 52 week range is $7.50 per share, with $11.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.83.
In Monday trading, Astro-Med, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.