Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/4/14, Cott Corp. (COT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 6/18/14. As a percentage of COT's recent stock price of $7.15, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Cott Corp. to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when COT shares open for trading on 6/4/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for COT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Cott Corp.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from COT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.36% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of COT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, COT's low point in its 52 week range is $6.78 per share, with $8.84 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.15.
In Monday trading, Cott Corp. shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.