Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/21/13, Pier 1 Imports Inc. (PIR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 11/6/13. As a percentage of PIR's recent stock price of $19.92, this dividend works out to approximately 0.25%.
Below is a dividend history chart for PIR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Pier 1 Imports Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PIR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.00% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PIR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, PIR's low point in its 52 week range is $18.05 per share, with $25.29 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.91.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PIR makes up 2.68% of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) which is trading lower by about 1.2% on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Pier 1 Imports Inc. shares are currently down about 1.1% on the day.