Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, Ralph Lauren Corp (RL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 7/12/13. As a percentage of RL's recent stock price of $166.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.24%.
Below is a dividend history chart for RL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 declared by Ralph Lauren Corp:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.96% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of RL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, RL's low point in its 52 week range is $134.29 per share, with $192.03 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $166.09.
In Monday trading, Ralph Lauren Corp shares are currently down about 1.6% on the day.