Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.07, payable on 11/8/13. As a percentage of PKI's recent stock price of $36.97, this dividend works out to approximately 0.19%.
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Below is a dividend history chart for PKI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by PerkinElmer, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PKI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.76% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PKI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, PKI's low point in its 52 week range is $27.76 per share, with $39.05 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $36.97.
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In Monday trading, PerkinElmer, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.8% on the day.