Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/13/13, L.S. Starrett Co. (SCX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 12/30/13. As a percentage of SCX's recent stock price of $13.28, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of L.S. Starrett Co. to trade 0.75% lower — all else being equal — when SCX shares open for trading on 12/13/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for SCX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by L.S. Starrett Co.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SCX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.01% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SCX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, SCX's low point in its 52 week range is $9.40 per share, with $13.61 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.15.
In Wednesday trading, L.S. Starrett Co. shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.