Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/27/13, Fred's Inc. (FRED) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 12/16/13. As a percentage of FRED's recent stock price of $16.93, this dividend works out to approximately 0.35%.
Below is a dividend history chart for FRED, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Fred's Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FRED is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.42% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FRED shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, FRED's low point in its 52 week range is $12.30 per share, with $17.71 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.86.
In Tuesday trading, Fred's Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.