Cash Dividend On The Way From COKE

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/1/13, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 5/17/13. As a percentage of COKE's recent stock price of $61.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for COKE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated:

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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 COKE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.63% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of COKE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, COKE's low point in its 52 week range is $58.00 per share, with $70.93 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $61.24.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, COKE makes up 1.18% of the Dynamic Consumer Staples Sector Portfolio ETF ( PSL) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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