Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/17/13, Graco Inc. (GGG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 11/6/13. As a percentage of GGG's recent stock price of $76.72, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%.
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Below is a dividend history chart for GGG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Graco Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GGG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GGG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, GGG's low point in its 52 week range is $44.91 per share, with $77.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $76.72.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GGG makes up 1.34% of the First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund ETF
which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Tuesday.
In Tuesday trading, Graco Inc. shares are currently off about 0.6% on the day.