Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/19/14, American Railcar Industries Inc (ARII) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 3/27/14. As a percentage of ARII's recent stock price of $73.62, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of American Railcar Industries Inc to trade 0.54% lower — all else being equal — when ARII shares open for trading on 3/19/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for ARII, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 declared by American Railcar Industries Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ARII is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.17% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ARII shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, ARII's low point in its 52 week range is $29.86 per share, with $77.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $73.75.
In Monday trading, American Railcar Industries Inc shares are currently up about 2.8% on the day.