Reminder - Marcus (MCS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/25/13, Marcus Corp. ( MCS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.085, payable on 11/15/13. As a percentage of MCS's recent stock price of $14.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Marcus Corp. to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when MCS shares open for trading on 10/25/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MCS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.085 declared by Marcus Corp. :

MCS+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 MCS 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 MCS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Marcus Corp.  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MCS's low point in its 52 week range is $10.27 per share, with $14.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.52.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MCS makes up 1.02% of the First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund ETF ( FVL) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Marcus Corp. shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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