Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/18/13, Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc (QCOR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.30, payable on 10/30/13. As a percentage of QCOR's recent stock price of $64.16, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.
Below is a dividend history chart for QCOR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.30 declared by Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from QCOR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.87% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of QCOR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, QCOR's low point in its 52 week range is $21.53 per share, with $74.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $63.73.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, QCOR makes up 5.13% of the S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio ETF (PSCH) which is trading higher by about 0.9% on the day Wednesday. In Wednesday trading, Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc shares are currently up about 1.4% on the day.