WSM Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/23/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/23/13, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ( WSM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 11/25/13. As a percentage of WSM's recent stock price of $52.98, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when WSM shares open for trading on 10/23/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for WSM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.31 declared by Williams-Sonoma, 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 WSM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.34% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WSM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WSM's low point in its 52 week range is $41.99 per share, with $61.56 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $52.84.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WSM makes up 2.96% of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) which is trading higher by about 0.2% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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