Reminder - SM Energy (SM) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/23/13, SM Energy Co. ( SM) will trade ex-dividend, for its semi-annual dividend of $0.05, payable on 11/6/13. As a percentage of SM's recent stock price of $86.81, this dividend works out to approximately 0.06%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by SM Energy Co.:

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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 SM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.12% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

SM Energy Co. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SM's low point in its 52 week range is $45.25 per share, with $87.69 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $86.98.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SM makes up 3.07% of the Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production Portfolio ETF ( PXE) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, SM Energy Co. shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.

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