Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/12/13, Eastman Chemical Co. (EMN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.35, payable on 1/2/14. As a percentage of EMN's recent stock price of $75.25, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.
Below is a dividend history chart for EMN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.35 declared by Eastman Chemical Co.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EMN 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 EMN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EMN's low point in its 52 week range is $60.96 per share, with $82.96 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $75.30.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, EMN makes up 2.11% of the First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXZ) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Eastman Chemical Co. shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.