Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/11/13, Escalade, Inc. (ESCA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.09, payable on 9/20/13. As a percentage of ESCA's recent stock price of $8.34, this dividend works out to approximately 1.08%, so look for shares of Escalade, Inc. to trade 1.08% lower — all else being equal — when ESCA shares open for trading on 9/11/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ESCA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by Escalade, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ESCA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.32% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ESCA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ESCA's low point in its 52 week range is $4.67 per share, with $8.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.34.
In Monday trading, Escalade, Inc. shares are currently up about 2.1% on the day.