Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/14/14, L.S. Starrett Co. (SCX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of SCX's recent stock price of $17.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.58%, so look for shares of L.S. Starrett Co. to trade 0.58% lower — all else being equal — when SCX shares open for trading on 3/14/14.
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 2.30% 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 $9.70 per share, with $19.32 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.37.
In Wednesday trading, L.S. Starrett Co. shares are currently down about 2.4% on the day.