Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/17/13, RPM International Inc (RPM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.24, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of RPM's recent stock price of $37.04, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of RPM International Inc to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when RPM shares open for trading on 10/17/13.
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Below is a dividend history chart for RPM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.24 declared by RPM International Inc :
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RPM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of RPM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, RPM's low point in its 52 week range is $25.53 per share, with $37.57 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $37.01.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, RPM makes up 2.45% of the First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ETF
which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday.
In Tuesday trading, RPM International Inc shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.