Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/18/13, Nicholas Financial Inc (NICK) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 9/27/13. As a percentage of NICK's recent stock price of $16.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.74%, so look for shares of Nicholas Financial Inc to trade 0.74% lower — all else being equal — when NICK shares open for trading on 9/18/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for NICK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Nicholas Financial Inc :
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NICK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NICK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, NICK's low point in its 52 week range is $11.71 per share, with $16.96 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.13.
In Monday trading, Nicholas Financial Inc shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.