Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/11/13, Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (WHG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.44, payable on 1/2/14. As a percentage of WHG's recent stock price of $56.85, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when WHG shares open for trading on 12/11/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for WHG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.44 declared by Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WHG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.10% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WHG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, WHG's low point in its 52 week range is $39.06 per share, with $57.35 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $56.85.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WHG makes up 2.32% of the High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF (PEY) which is trading up by about 0.6% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.