Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/14/13, Collectors Universe Inc (CLCT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.325, payable on 8/30/13. As a percentage of CLCT's recent stock price of $16.50, this dividend works out to approximately 1.97%, so look for shares of Collectors Universe Inc to trade 1.97% lower — all else being equal — when CLCT shares open for trading on 8/14/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for CLCT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.325 declared by Collectors Universe Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CLCT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CLCT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, CLCT's low point in its 52 week range is $9.25 per share, with $17.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.50.
In Monday trading, Collectors Universe Inc shares are currently off about 1.3% on the day.