Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/28/13, Euroseas Ltd (ESEA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.015, payable on 9/11/13. As a percentage of ESEA's recent stock price of $1.24, this dividend works out to approximately 1.21%, so look for shares of Euroseas Ltd to trade 1.21% lower — all else being equal — when ESEA shares open for trading on 8/28/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ESEA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.015 declared by Euroseas Ltd:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ESEA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.84% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ESEA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ESEA's low point in its 52 week range is $0.86 per share, with $1.36 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $1.24.
In Monday trading, Euroseas Ltd shares are currently up about 0.8% on the day.