Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/29/13, Olympic Steel Inc. (ZEUS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.02, payable on 9/17/13. As a percentage of ZEUS's recent stock price of $26.71, this dividend works out to approximately 0.07%.
Below is a dividend history chart for ZEUS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.02 declared by Olympic Steel Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ZEUS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ZEUS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ZEUS's low point in its 52 week range is $15.43 per share, with $29.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.98.
In Tuesday trading, Olympic Steel Inc. shares are currently down about 1.9% on the day.
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