Reminder - Kansas City Life Insurance (KCLI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/30/13, Kansas City Life Insurance Co. ( KCLI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.27, payable on 5/8/13. As a percentage of KCLI's recent stock price of $35.33, this dividend works out to approximately 0.76%, so look for shares of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. to trade 0.76% lower — all else being equal — when KCLI shares open for trading on 4/30/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for KCLI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.27 declared by Kansas City Life Insurance Co. :


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from KCLI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.06% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of KCLI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Kansas City Life Insurance Co.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, KCLI's low point in its 52 week range is $30.81 per share, with $40.01 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $35.33.

In Friday trading, Kansas City Life Insurance Co. shares are currently off about 2.3% on the day.