Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/2/14, Ennis Inc (EBF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.175, payable on 1/31/14. As a percentage of EBF's recent stock price of $17.59, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of Ennis Inc to trade 0.99% lower — all else being equal — when EBF shares open for trading on 1/2/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for EBF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.175 declared by Ennis Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EBF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EBF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EBF's low point in its 52 week range is $13.92 per share, with $19.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.59.
In Tuesday trading, Ennis Inc shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.