On 12/11/13, George Weston Limited (TSX: WN.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.415, payable on 1/1/14. As a percentage of WN's recent stock price of $79.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of George Weston Limited to trade 0.52% lower — all else being equal — when WN shares open for trading on 12/11/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for WN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.415 declared by George Weston Limited:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.09% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, WN's low point in its 52 week range is $67.42 per share, with $89.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $79.22.
In Monday trading, George Weston Limited shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.