Reminder - Olympic Steel (ZEUS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/30/13, Olympic Steel Inc. (ZEUS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.02, payable on 6/17/13. As a percentage of ZEUS's recent stock price of $26.16, this dividend works out to approximately 0.08%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ZEUS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.02 declared by Olympic Steel Inc.:

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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 ZEUS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.31% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ZEUS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Olympic Steel Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ZEUS's low point in its 52 week range is $14.77 per share, with $26.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $26.35.

In Tuesday trading, Olympic Steel Inc. shares are currently up about 1.2% on the day.

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