Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/9/13, STMicroelectronics N.V. (STM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 12/17/13. As a percentage of STM's recent stock price of $7.66, this dividend works out to approximately 1.31%, so look for shares of STMicroelectronics N.V. to trade 1.31% lower — all else being equal — when STM shares open for trading on 12/9/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for STM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by STMicroelectronics N.V.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from STM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.22% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of STM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, STM's low point in its 52 week range is $6.24 per share, with $10.05 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.65.
In Thursday trading, STMicroelectronics N.V. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.