Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/31/14, Xyratex Ltd (XRTX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.075, payable on 2/17/14. As a percentage of XRTX's recent stock price of $13.27, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of Xyratex Ltd to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when XRTX shares open for trading on 1/31/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for XRTX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by Xyratex Ltd:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from XRTX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.26% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of XRTX shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, XRTX's low point in its 52 week range is $8.94 per share, with $13.52 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.27.
In Wednesday trading, Xyratex Ltd shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.