Cash Dividend On The Way From Perfect World Co., Ltd. (PWRD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/4/13, Perfect World Co., Ltd. ( PWRD) PWRD will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $0.45, payable on 4/15/13. As a percentage of PWRD's recent stock price of $10.52, this dividend works out to approximately 4.28%, so look for shares of Perfect World Co., Ltd. to trade 4.28% lower — all else being equal — when PWRD shares open for trading on 4/4/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PWRD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.45 declared by Perfect World Co., Ltd.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PWRD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.28% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Tuesday trading, Perfect World Co., Ltd. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.