Reminder - DENTSPLY International (XRAY) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, DENTSPLY International, Inc. ( XRAY) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.0625, payable on 7/12/13. As a percentage of XRAY's recent stock price of $40.56, this dividend works out to approximately 0.15%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for XRAY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0625 declared by DENTSPLY International, Inc.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from XRAY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.62% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of XRAY shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

DENTSPLY International, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, XRAY's low point in its 52 week range is $35.04 per share, with $44.21 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $40.53.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, XRAY makes up 2.19% of the SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF ( XHE) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, DENTSPLY International, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.8% on the day.