Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/15/13, Xyratex Ltd (XRTX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.075, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of XRTX's recent stock price of $10.81, this dividend works out to approximately 0.69%, so look for shares of Xyratex Ltd to trade 0.69% lower — all else being equal — when XRTX shares open for trading on 10/15/13.
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Below is a dividend history chart for XRTX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by Xyratex Ltd:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from XRTX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.78% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of XRTX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, XRTX's low point in its 52 week range is $7.02 per share, with $12.29 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.81.
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In Friday trading, Xyratex Ltd shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.