Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, Bon-Ton Stores Inc (BONT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 11/4/13. As a percentage of BONT's recent stock price of $10.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.
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Below is a dividend history chart for BONT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Bon-Ton Stores Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BONT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.89% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BONT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, BONT's low point in its 52 week range is $9.82 per share, with $22.68 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.60.
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In Monday trading, Bon-Ton Stores Inc shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.