Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/11/13, Astro-Med, Inc. (ALOT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 10/4/13. As a percentage of ALOT's recent stock price of $12.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.58%, so look for shares of Astro-Med, Inc. to trade 0.58% lower — all else being equal — when ALOT shares open for trading on 9/11/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ALOT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Astro-Med, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ALOT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.33% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ALOT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ALOT's low point in its 52 week range is $7.94 per share, with $12.39 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.00.
In Monday trading, Astro-Med, Inc. shares are currently up about 1.3% on the day.