Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/6/13, Unifirst Corp. (UNF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.0375, payable on 1/7/14. As a percentage of UNF's recent stock price of $99.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.04%.
Below is a dividend history chart for UNF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0375 declared by Unifirst Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from UNF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.15% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of UNF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, UNF's low point in its 52 week range is $69.96 per share, with $105.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $100.12.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, UNF makes up 1.26% of the S&P SmallCap Industrials Portfolio ETF (PSCI) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Wednesday. In Wednesday trading, Unifirst Corp. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.
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