Cash Dividend On The Way From Eaton Vance (EV)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/26/13, Eaton Vance Corp ( EV) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 5/15/13. As a percentage of EV's recent stock price of $39.32, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Eaton Vance Corp to trade 0.51% lower — all else being equal — when EV shares open for trading on 4/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Eaton Vance Corp:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.03% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Eaton Vance Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EV's low point in its 52 week range is $22.97 per share, with $42.18 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $39.31.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, EV makes up 3.94% of the KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ETF ( KBWC) which is trading up by about 0.3% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Eaton Vance Corp shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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