Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/30/13, EPIQ Systems Inc (EPIQ) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.09, payable on 12/9/13. As a percentage of EPIQ's recent stock price of $14.01, this dividend works out to approximately 0.64%, so look for shares of EPIQ Systems Inc to trade 0.64% lower — all else being equal — when EPIQ shares open for trading on 10/30/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for EPIQ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by EPIQ Systems Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EPIQ is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.57% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EPIQ shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EPIQ's low point in its 52 week range is $10.21 per share, with $14.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.01.
In Monday trading, EPIQ Systems Inc shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.