Reminder - Hickory Tech (HTCO) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/13, Hickory Tech Corp. ( HTCO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.145, payable on 9/5/13. As a percentage of HTCO's recent stock price of $11.45, this dividend works out to approximately 1.27%, so look for shares of Hickory Tech Corp. to trade 1.27% lower — all else being equal — when HTCO shares open for trading on 8/13/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HTCO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.145 declared by Hickory Tech Corp.:

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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 HTCO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.07% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HTCO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Hickory Tech Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HTCO's low point in its 52 week range is $8.91 per share, with $11.55 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.45.

In Friday trading, Hickory Tech Corp. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.
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