Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/18/13, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd (NPD) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $0.32, payable on 1/24/14. As a percentage of NPD's recent stock price of $2.34, this dividend works out to approximately 13.68%, so look for shares of China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd to trade 13.68% lower — all else being equal — when NPD shares open for trading on 12/18/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for NPD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.32 declared by China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NPD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 13.68% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of NPD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, NPD's low point in its 52 week range is $1.46 per share, with $2.35 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $2.34.
In Tuesday trading, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd shares are currently up about 2.2% on the day.