Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/25/13, Carpenter Technology Corp. (CRS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 12/5/13. As a percentage of CRS's recent stock price of $61.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%.
Below is a dividend history chart for CRS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Carpenter Technology Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CRS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.18% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CRS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, CRS's low point in its 52 week range is $43.30 per share, with $61.89 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $60.99.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CRS makes up 3.19% of the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) which is trading lower by about 1.6% on the day Wednesday. In Wednesday trading, Carpenter Technology Corp. shares are currently down about 0.8% on the day.
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