Reminder - EnerCare (ECI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 10/29/13, EnerCare Inc (TSX: ECI.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.058, payable on 11/29/13. As a percentage of ECI's recent stock price of $9.79, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of EnerCare Inc to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when ECI shares open for trading on 10/29/13.

Below is a dividend history chart for ECI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.058 declared by EnerCare Inc:

ECI+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 ECI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.11% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ECI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

EnerCare Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ECI's low point in its 52 week range is $7.90 per share, with $9.89 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.79.

In Friday trading, EnerCare Inc shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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