Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/12/14, Educational Development Corp. (EDUC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 3/21/14. As a percentage of EDUC's recent stock price of $3.74, this dividend works out to approximately 2.14%, so look for shares of Educational Development Corp. to trade 2.14% lower — all else being equal — when EDUC shares open for trading on 3/12/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for EDUC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Educational Development Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EDUC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.56% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EDUC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EDUC's low point in its 52 week range is $2.45 per share, with $4.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $3.74.
In Monday trading, Educational Development Corp. shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.