Reminder - Harman International Industries (HAR) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/9/13, Harman International Industries, Inc. ( HAR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 5/28/13. As a percentage of HAR's recent stock price of $48.97, this dividend works out to approximately 0.31%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HAR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by Harman International Industries, Inc.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HAR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.23% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HAR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Harman International Industries, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HAR's low point in its 52 week range is $34.08 per share, with $50.64 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $48.95.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HAR makes up 1.09% of the S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ETF ( SPHB) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Harman International Industries, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.