Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/13, Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (ALSN - Get Report) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of ALSN's recent stock price of $23.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Allison Transmission Holdings Inc to trade 0.51% lower — all else being equal — when ALSN shares open for trading on 5/15/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ALSN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Allison Transmission Holdings Inc:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ALSN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.04% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ALSN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ALSN's low point in its 52 week range is $15.82 per share, with $24.14 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.51.

In Monday trading, Allison Transmission Holdings Inc shares are currently trading flat on the day.