Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.275, payable on 11/19/13. As a percentage of CMTL's recent stock price of $27.43, this dividend works out to approximately 1.00%, so look for shares of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. to trade 1.00% lower — all else being equal — when CMTL shares open for trading on 10/16/13.
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Below is a dividend history chart for CMTL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.275 declared by Comtech Telecommunications Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CMTL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.01% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CMTL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, CMTL's low point in its 52 week range is $22.33 per share, with $27.89 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $27.43.
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In Monday trading, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.