Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/29/13, Spartan Stores Inc (SPTN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.09, payable on 9/17/13. As a percentage of SPTN's recent stock price of $20.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.44%.
Below is a dividend history chart for SPTN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by Spartan Stores Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SPTN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SPTN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, SPTN's low point in its 52 week range is $13.62 per share, with $24.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.37.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SPTN makes up 2.43% of the S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio ETF (PSCC) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Spartan Stores Inc shares are currently off about 1.7% on the day.