Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/24/13, A. Schulman, Inc. (SHLM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 11/4/13. As a percentage of SHLM's recent stock price of $32.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of A. Schulman, Inc. to trade 0.62% lower — all else being equal — when SHLM shares open for trading on 10/24/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for SHLM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by A. Schulman, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SHLM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SHLM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, SHLM's low point in its 52 week range is $23.56 per share, with $33.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.08.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SHLM makes up 2.38% of the S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio ETF (PSCM) which is trading up by about 1.1% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, A. Schulman, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.