Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/28/14, Stage Stores Inc. (SSI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 9/17/14. As a percentage of SSI's recent stock price of $16.72, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Stage Stores Inc. to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when SSI shares open for trading on 8/28/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for SSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Stage Stores Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SSI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SSI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, SSI's low point in its 52 week range is $16.09 per share, with $25.39 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.72.
In Tuesday trading, Stage Stores Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.