Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/6/13, Micrel, Inc. (MCRL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.0425, payable on 5/22/13. As a percentage of MCRL's recent stock price of $9.86, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MCRL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0425 declared by Micrel, Inc.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MCRL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.72% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MCRL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Micrel, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MCRL's low point in its 52 week range is $8.89 per share, with $11.17 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.86.

In Thursday trading, Micrel, Inc. shares are currently up about 1% on the day.