Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/6/13, Jinpan International Ltd. (JST) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.03, payable on 12/20/13. As a percentage of JST's recent stock price of $6.46, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%.
Below is a dividend history chart for JST, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.03 declared by Jinpan International Ltd.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from JST is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.86% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of JST shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, JST's low point in its 52 week range is $4.38 per share, with $7.86 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.46.
In Wednesday trading, Jinpan International Ltd. shares are currently off about 0.8% on the day.