Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/21/13, Nash Finch Co (NAFC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 9/6/13. As a percentage of NAFC's recent stock price of $24.78, this dividend works out to approximately 0.73%, so look for shares of Nash Finch Co to trade 0.73% lower — all else being equal — when NAFC shares open for trading on 8/21/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for NAFC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Nash Finch Co:

NAFC+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NAFC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.91% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of NAFC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Nash Finch Co 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, NAFC's low point in its 52 week range is $18.64 per share, with $29.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.78.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, NAFC makes up 1.60% of the S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio ETF ( PSCC) which is trading higher by about 0.3% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Nash Finch Co shares are currently down about 0.8% on the day.

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