Reminder - AuRico Gold (AUQ) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/9/13, AuRico Gold Inc ( AUQ) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.04, payable on 10/29/13. As a percentage of AUQ's recent stock price of $3.89, this dividend works out to approximately 1.03%, so look for shares of AuRico Gold Inc to trade 1.03% lower — all else being equal — when AUQ shares open for trading on 10/9/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AUQ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.04 declared by AuRico Gold Inc:

AUQ+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 AUQ is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.12% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AUQ shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

AuRico Gold Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AUQ's low point in its 52 week range is $3.70 per share, with $8.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $3.92.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AUQ makes up 1.58% of the Junior Miners ETF ( JUNR) which is trading lower by about 1.3% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, AuRico Gold Inc shares are currently up about 4.5% on the day.

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