Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/17/13, Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.17, payable on 11/15/13. As a percentage of HRL's recent stock price of $42.69, this dividend works out to approximately 0.40%.
Below is a dividend history chart for HRL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.17 declared by Hormel Foods Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HRL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.59% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HRL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HRL's low point in its 52 week range is $28.45 per share, with $44.22 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $42.68.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HRL makes up 2.48% of the First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXG) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Hormel Foods Corp. shares are currently off about 0.7% on the day.