Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/24/13, Ark Restaurants Corp. (ARKR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 10/8/13. As a percentage of ARKR's recent stock price of $21.70, this dividend works out to approximately 1.15%, so look for shares of Ark Restaurants Corp. to trade 1.15% lower — all else being equal — when ARKR shares open for trading on 9/24/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for ARKR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Ark Restaurants Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ARKR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.61% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ARKR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ARKR's low point in its 52 week range is $15.46 per share, with $22.48 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.70.
In Monday trading, Ark Restaurants Corp. shares are currently trading flat on the day.